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Definitions and Synonyms of come upon | Another word for come upon | What is come upon?

Definition 1: take possession of - [verb of possession]

Samples where come upon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives

Synonyms for come upon in the sense of this definition

(come upon is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 2: find unexpectedly - [verb of possession]

Samples where come upon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
  • she struck a goldmine
  • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

Synonyms for come upon in the sense of this definition

(come upon is a kind of ...) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

"Did you find your glasses?" "I cannot find my gloves!"

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