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Meaning of COME UPON

Pronunciation:  kum u'pân

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  take possession of; "She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives"
  2. [v]  find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
 
 Synonyms: attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, discover, enter upon, fall upon, happen upon, light upon, luck into, strike
 
 See Also: acquire, find, get, regain

 

 

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 Related Terms: alight upon, appear unexpectedly, arrive at, arrive upon, be unexpected, blunder upon, bob up, bump into, chance upon, come across, come among, come at, come on, come unawares, come up against, confront, creep up on, discover serendipitously, encounter, fall across, fall among, fall foul of, fall in with, fall upon, flash upon one, get at, happen upon, hit upon, light upon, meet, meet head-on, meet up with, meet with, pitch upon, pop up, pounce upon, reach, run across, run into, run smack into, run up against, run upon, strike upon, stumble on, stumble upon, tumble on, turn up
 

 

 

 

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