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be·come  audio  (b-km) KEY 

VERB:
be·came  (-km) KEY , be·come, be·com·ing, be·comes
VERB:
intr.
To grow or come to be: became more knowledgeable; will become clearer in the morning.
VERB:
tr.
  1. To be appropriate or suitable to: "It would not become me . . . to interfere with parties" (Jonathan Swift).
  2. To show to advantage; look good with: The new suit becomes you.

PHRASAL VERB:
become of
To be the fate of; happen to: What has become of the old garden?

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English bicomen, from Old English becuman; see gw- in Indo-European roots


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