Meaning of BECOME in English

(~s, becoming, became)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

Note: The form '~' is used in the present tense and is the past participle.


If someone or something ~s a particular thing, they start to change and develop into that thing, or start to develop the characteristics mentioned.

I first became interested in Islam while I was doing my nursing training...

As she reached the age of thirty she became convinced she would remain single all her life...

After leaving school, he became a professional footballer...

V-LINK: V adj, V -ed, V n


If something ~s someone, it makes them look attractive or it seems right for them.

Don’t be crude tonight, Bernard, it doesn’t ~ you.

= suit

VERB: no passive, no cont, V n


If you wonder what has ~ of someone or something, you wonder where they are and what has happened to them.

She thought constantly about her family; she might never know what had ~ of them...

PHRASE: V inflects

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