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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.


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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