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English verb: come along

1. come along (change) come into being or existence, or appear on the scene


SamplesThen the computer came along and changed our lives.
Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago.


Synonymsappear


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)fulminate, gleam, occur


Antonymsdisappear, vanish

2. come along (change) develop in a positive way


SamplesHe progressed well in school.
My plants are coming along.
Plans are shaping up.


Synonymsadvance, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop


Narrower (hyponym)climb, leapfrog


Antonymsretrogress, regress, retrograde









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