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English verb: come upon

1. come upon (possession) find unexpectedly

SamplesThe archeologists chanced upon an old tomb.
She struck a goldmine.
The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake.

Synonymsattain, chance on, chance upon, come across, discover, fall upon, happen upon, light upon, strike

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)find, regain

2. come upon (possession) take possession of

SamplesShe entered upon the estate of her rich relatives.

Synonymsenter upon, luck into

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

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