come into

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Verb[edit]

come into (third-person singular simple present comes into, present participle coming into, simple past came into, past participle come into)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: See come and into.
    Please come into the living room.
    To donate sperm, he had to come into a small plastic beaker.
  2. (transitive) To inherit (money).
    After his father died, he came into a large fortune.
  3. (transitive) To be a factor in.
    Money doesn't come into it.
  4. (transitive) To enter the initial phase of; to commence.
    • 2011 July 3, Piers Newbury, “Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in final”, BBC Sport:
      He came into the match having beaten the Spaniard in four finals already this year, but Nadal - on a 20-match winning streak at the All England Club - was still favoured by many to claim a third Wimbledon title as he had won all five Grand Slam meetings with Djokovic.

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