Phrasal Verbs

come about

This page is about the phrasal verb come about


to happen, especially partly or totally by chance


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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