come about

verb
came about; come about; coming about; comes about

Definition of come about

intransitive verb

1 : happen
2 : to change direction the wind has come about into the north
3 : to shift to a new tack

Examples of come about in a Sentence

how did all this come about?

First Known Use of come about

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Come about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20about. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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