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Phrasal Verbs

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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