come into - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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.

See also main entry: come