(~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.
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