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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycome about
he/she/itcomes about
present participlecoming about
past tensecame about
past participlecome about

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  1. 1
    to happen, especially by chance
    come about through:

    The increase in production has come about through the use of technology.

    it comes about that:

    I don't know how it came about that we stopped loving each other.

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