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


come by

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
(North American English) to make a short visit to a place, in order to see somebody She came by the house.
  1. 1to manage to get something Jobs are hard to come by these days.
  2. 2to receive something How did you come by that scratch on your cheek?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: come by