come into

Meaning: to be given something after its owner dies

Synonym: inherit

For example:

  • come into sth She's very rich, so her children expect to come into a lot of money when she dies.

  • come into sth Do you think Samantha made all that money herself, or do you think she came into a fortune when a wealthy relative died?

Quick Quiz:

He came into a lot of money when

a. he won the lottery

b. his rich uncle died

c. he sold his business

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