come about

This page is about the phrasal verb come about.

Meaning: to happen, especially partly or totally by chance

Synonym: happen, occur

For example:

  • come about Jim's business success came about after a series of failures, so he was very happy that something had worked for him at last.

  • come about How did the discovery come about? Were they looking for it or did they find it by chance?

Quick Quiz:

Most important scientific discoveries come about

a. in scientific journals

b. after lots of hard work

c. on the weekend

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