come on

verb

Definition of come on

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to advance by degrees darkness came onb :  to begin by degrees rain came on toward noon

  3. 2a :  please —used in cajoling or pleadingb —used interjectionally to express astonishment, incredulity, or recognition of a put-on

  4. 3 :  to project an indicated personal image comes on as a conservative

  5. 4 :  to show sexual interest in someone; also :  to make sexual advances —usually used with to tried to come on to her

15th Century

First Known Use of come on

15th century


Law Dictionary

come on

intransitive verb

Legal Definition of come on

  1. :  to be brought forward (as a case in court) the first prize case of the war…came on for trial — W. G. Young


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