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how come

Definition of how come

chiefly US informal

  1. —used to ask why something has happened, is true, etc. <“He said he's not going.” “How come?”> <How come you're here so early?> <How come no one told me?>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in what manner or way

    :  for what reason :  why

    :  with what meaning :  to what effect

  1. :  the way or manner in which

    :  the state or condition in which

    :  that

  1. :  a question about manner or method

    :  manner, method

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  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


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