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To be, or to become known - synonyms or related words

come out

if something comes out, it becomes known

get around

if news gets around, a lot of people hear it

leak out

to become known by the public

emerge

verb

to become known

get out

if something secret gets out, a lot of people find out about it

break

verb

if important news breaks, it becomes publicly known

spread

verb

if information spreads, it becomes known by more people than before

appear

verb

if something new or different appears, it starts to exist or to be known about for the first time

circulate

verb

if information or ideas circulate, one person talks or writes about them to another, so that more and more people start to know about them

percolate

verb

if information or ideas percolate, they spread gradually and become known to more people

BuzzWord

moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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Open Dictionary

platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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