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become

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Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished.
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Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to become

Third person singular
becomes

Simple past
became

Past participle
become

Present participle
becoming

to become (third-person singular simple present becomes, present participle becoming, simple past became, past participle become)
  1. To begin to be; to come to be; to turn into
    She became a doctor when she was 25.
    The weather will become cold after the sun goes down.
  2. To look attractive on, be suitable for
    That dress really becomes you.

Translations

References

  • "become" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

become” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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