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English verb: come across

1. come across (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 upon, discover, fall upon, happen upon, light upon, strike


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)find, regain

2. come across (perception) be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression


ExamplesJohn will come across angry


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

3. come across (motion) come together


SamplesI'll probably see you at the meeting.
How nice to see you again!.


Synonymsencounter, meet, run across, run into, see


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


Narrower (hyponym)cross, intersect


Verb groupassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

4. come across (communication) communicate the intended meaning or impression


SamplesHe came across very clearly.


Synonymscome over


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


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

5. come across (cognition) be received or understood


Synonymsresonate


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


Narrower (hyponym)strike a chord


Causeunderstand









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