verb (used without object), be·came, be·come, be·com·ing.
verb (used with object), be·came, be·come, be·com·ing.
- beckwith-wiedemann syndrome,
- become of,
- becquerel ,
- becquerel effect
Origin of become
Examples from the Web for become
In the last year, her fusion exercise class has attracted a cult following and become de rigueur among the celebrity set.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Spouting off against police online has become criminalized in recent weeks.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Many of those who have become cops in New York seem to have ceased to address such minor offenses over the past few days.
Lucas said that he himself nonetheless hopes to become a cop.
Nobody ever says they want to become a cop so they can bust people for urinating in public or drinking alcohol on their stoop.
On turning the paper through ninety degrees or by actual measurement, the extent of the illusion will become apparent.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
An experimental science may become deductive by the mere progress of experiment.Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic|William Stebbing
Rent strikes and riots against high prices have become common events in our large cities.Socialism|John Spargo
The boys had become so interested in bringing down the wolf that they had paid no attention to what was taking place overhead.The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch|Edward Stratemeyer
His face, in the light of the table-candles, was seen to have become suddenly very pale.The Golden Galleon|Robert Leighton
verb -comes, -coming, -came or -come (mainly intr)
Word Origin for become
Old English becuman "happen, come about," also "meet with, arrive," from Proto-Germanic *bikweman "become" (cf. Dutch bekomen, Old High German biqueman "obtain," German bekommen, Gothic biquiman). A compound of be- and come; it drove out Old English weorðan. Meaning "to look well" is early 14c., from earlier sense of "to agree with, be fitting" (early 13c.).
In addition to the idiom beginning with become
- become of
, also see idioms beginning with