come into

verb
obtain, especially accidentally (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑come by
Hypernyms: ↑get, ↑acquire
Hyponyms: ↑stumble, ↑hit
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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suddenly receive (money or property), esp. by inheriting it

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come into [phrasal verb]
come into (something)
1 : to enter (a place)

Everyone watched her as she came into the room.

2 : to get (something) as a possession

He came into a fortune when he inherited his father's estate.

3 : to be involved in (something)

Deciding who to hire should be a business decision. You shouldn't allow personal feelings to come into it. [=you shouldn't allow personal feelings to affect your decision]

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Main Entry:come

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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