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 becomes
I think if you keep trying to do things the same way it becomes diminishing returns.
Selma becomes a biopic in which the hero shines while those who worked beside him are overlooked or relegated to the sidelines.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So working with the militants in order to deliver aid “becomes a requirement,” she said.
King Lear becomes Lear texting “okay who wants a kingdom,” to which Goneril replies “me me I do.”
In her struggle to find her daughter, Esther becomes one of the founders of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.
If it becomes too stiff add a few drops of water, and stir it again.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
Let us get her up-stairs before she becomes conscious; it will be easier for her.Six Girls and the Tea Room|Marion Ames Taggart
Miss More has been always employed, since I first heard of her doings, as becomes a Christian.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
I believe in saying out:—that the more one thinks about life the worse it becomes.The Return|Walter de la Mare
The fertilized egg, when laid, floats off and becomes attached to the shell of some oyster on a nearby rock.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction|T. W. Shannon
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