- 1 linking verb to start to be something + adj. It was becoming more and more difficult to live on his salary. It soon became apparent that no one was going to come. She was becoming confused. + noun Obama became president in 2009. The bill will become law next year. She's studying to become a teacher. His job has become his whole life.
- 2[transitive, no passive] (not used in the progressive tenses) become somebody (formal) to be suitable for someone Such behavior did not become her.
- 3 [transitive, no passive] (not used in the progressive tenses) become somebody (formal) to look attractive on someone synonym suit Short hair really becomes you. Idioms
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NAmE//bɪˈkʌm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they become
he / she / it becomes
past simple became
past participle become
-ing form becoming
used to ask what has happened or what will happen to someone or something What became of that student who used to live with you? I dread to think what will become of them if they lose their home.
what became, has become, will become of somebody/something?jump to other results
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