come about - definition and synonyms

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

  2. 2
    if a ship comes about, it changes direction
See also main entry: come