[be.come] vb -came ; -come ; -com.ing [ME, to come to, become, fr. OE becuman, fr. be- + cuman to come] vi (bef. 12c) 1 a: to come into existence b: to come to be "~ sick"
2: to undergo change or development ~ vt: to suit or be suitable to "seriousness becoming the occasion" "her clothes ~ her" -- become of : to happen to