Definition of become
- become sick
- They both became teachers.
- The pain was becoming more intense.
- seriousness becoming the occasion
- her clothes become her
- wondering whatever became of old friends
Although I've known him for years, we didn't become close friends until recently.
She won the election, becoming the first woman to be President of the nation.
The book has become quite popular.
We became interested in the property last year.
The crackers had become stale.
It eventually became clear that he had lied.
This kind of behavior hardly becomes a person of your age and position.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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