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Definition of come across phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

come across

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    come across

    (also come over)
     
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  1. 1to be understood He spoke for a long time but his meaning didn't really come across.
  2. 2to make a particular impression She comes across well in interviews. He came over as a sympathetic person.

come across somebody

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come across something

 
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 [no passive] to meet or find somebody/something by chance I came across children sleeping under bridges. She came across some old photographs in a drawer.

come across (with something)

 
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[no passive] to provide or supply something when you need it I hoped she'd come across with some more information.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: come across