come about

I
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. happen, occur, take place, result; see happen 1 , 2 .
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To take place: befall, betide, come, come off, develop, hap, happen, occur, pass, transpire. Idiom: come to pass. See HAPPEN.

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  • come about — {v.} To take place; happen, occur. * /Sometimes it is hard to tell how a quarrel comes about./ * /When John woke up he was in the hospital, but he didn t know how that had come about./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come about — [v] happen arise, befall, come to pass, occur, result, take place, transpire; concept 701 …   New thesaurus

  • come about — index arise (occur), occur (happen) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • come about — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms come about : present tense I/you/we/they come about he/she/it comes about present participle coming about past tense came about past participle come about 1) to happen, especially by chance come about… …   English dictionary

  • come about — verb come to pass (Freq. 4) What is happening? The meeting took place off without an incidence Nothing occurred that seemed important • Syn: ↑happen, ↑hap, ↑go on, ↑pass off …   Useful english dictionary

  • come about — PHRASAL VERB When you say how or when something came about, you say how or when it happened. [V P through n] Any possible solution to the Irish question can only come about through dialogue... [V P] That came about when we went to Glastonbury… …   English dictionary

  • come about — verb a) To come to pass; to develop; to occur; to take place; to happen. We have to ask, how did this come about? b) …   Wiktionary

  • come\ about — v To take place; happen, occur. Sometimes it is hard to tell how a quarrel comes about. When John woke up he was in the hospital, but he didn t know how that had come about …   Словарь американских идиом

  • come about — intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. happen 2. to change direction < the wind has come about into the north > 3. to shift to a new tack …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • come about — Synonyms and related words: about ship, alter, ameliorate, attain fulfillment, attend, back and fill, be changed, be converted into, be found, be met with, be realized, be renewed, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, become… …   Moby Thesaurus


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