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come by

verb

Definition of come by

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to get possession of :  acquire <a good job is hard to come by>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make a visit <came by after dinner>



Examples of come by in a sentence

  1. <come by after work and I'll give you some clothes for the rummage sale>

  2. <a literary award like that isn't easy to come by>



14th Century

First Known Use of come by

14th century


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