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COME UPON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does come upon mean? 

COME UPON (verb)
  The verb COME UPON has 2 senses:

1. find unexpectedly
2. take possession of

  Familiarity information: COME UPON used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COME UPON (verb)


Sense 1come upon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Find unexpectedly

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

light upon; happen upon; fall upon; come upon; come across; chance upon; chance on; attain; discover; strike

Context examples:

the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb / she struck a goldmine / The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

Hypernyms (to "come upon" is one way to...):

find; regain (come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2come upon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take possession of

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

enter upon; luck into; come upon

Context example:

She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives

Hypernyms (to "come upon" is one way to...):

acquire; get (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s something from somebody


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