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come by

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of come by

  1. 1 to make a brief visit <come by after work and I'll give you some clothes for the rummage sale> Synonyms call, come over, drop by, drop in, pop (in), run (over), run in, step in, stop (by or in), visitRelated Words barge (in); look up, see; bop (into), happen (by); frequent, hang (at), haunt, resort (to)

  2. 2 to receive as return for effort <a literary award like that isn't easy to come by> Synonyms acquire, attain, bag, bring in, capture, carry, earn, draw, gain, garner, get, knock down, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, winRelated Words clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remakeNear Antonyms accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yieldAntonyms forfeit, lose




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