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come upon

Definition of come upon

somewhat formal

  1. 1 :  to meet or find (someone or something) by chance <As they turned the corner, they came upon an unexpected scene.> <While researching the town's history, she came upon some surprising new information about its first mayor.>

  2. 2 of a feeling :  to affect (someone) suddenly <An urge to travel suddenly came upon him.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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