become

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become is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
become

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
become

Third person singular
becomes

Simple past
became

Past participle
become

Present participle
becoming

ice becoming water
  1. (linking) If x becomes y, it changes into y or changes to be more y.
    The boy has become a man.
    After she explained the ideas, they became clear.
  2. (transitive); (never progressive); (formal) If something becomes someone, it suits them or looks good on them.
    Nice hat! It really becomes you.
  3. The past participle of become.

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