come on

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

come on

intransitive verb

Definition of COME ON

1
a :  to advance by degrees <darkness came on>
b :  to begin by degrees <rain came on toward noon>
2
a :  please —used in cajoling or pleading
b —used interjectionally to express astonishment, incredulity, or recognition of a put-on
3
:  to project an indicated personal image <comes on as a conservative>
4
:  to show sexual interest in someone; also :  to make sexual advances —usually used with to <tried to come on to her>

First Known Use of COME ON

15th century

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