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English

Noun

Singular
come on

Plural
come ons

come on (come ons)
  1. A statement or sometimes action reflecting sexual or relational interest.
    I was minding my own business, and then he gives me a come on.

Verb

Infinitive
to come on

Third person singular
comes on

Simple past
came on

Past participle
come on

Present participle
coming on

to come on (third-person singular simple present comes on, present participle coming on, simple past came on, past participle come on)
  1. (intransitive) To show sexual or relational interest through words or sometimes actions
    He started coming on to me as soon as my husband left the room.
  2. (intransitive) To progress, to develop
    The new garden is coming on nicely.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To get one's period, start menstruating.
    Typical. I'm due to come on just after we go on holiday.
  4. (transitive) To encounter, discover; to come upon.
    Turning the corner, I came on Julia sitting by the riverbank.

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Interjection

come on

  1. An expression of encouragement.
    Come on, George! You can win!
  2. An expression of disbelief.
    Come on! You can't possibly expect me to believe that.
    Synonym: come off it
  3. hurry up

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