come across (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. writing them

b. clearing out a drawer

c. searching everywhere for them

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Contributor: Matt Errey