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come across (1)

Meaning: to find something or meet someone by chance

Synonym: chance on, chance upon

For example:

  • come across sb/sth While I was looking through some old boxes, I came across some photos I thought I'd lost years ago.

  • come across sb/sth Did you come across anyone you knew at the conference?

Quick Quiz:

He came across some letters while he was
  1. writing them
  2. clearing out a drawer
  3. searching everywhere for them

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