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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome into
he/she/itcomes into
present participlecoming into
past tensecame into
past participlecome into
  1. 1
    come into something to be an aspect of a situation

    The argument was over artistic freedommoney never came into it.

  2. 2
    come into something if you come into something, it becomes yours when someone dies

    He’s just come into some money.

  3. 3
    come into your own to show how effective or useful you can be

    In the wintry conditions the Norwegian team really came into their own.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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