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- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning.
- He came across the street towards me.
- (figuratively) To change sides; to cross over to work for the opposition.
- You argued well in court but your firm doesn't pay its lawyers well, so why don't you come across to ours?
- (idiomatic) To give an appearance or impression; to project a certain image.
- A business suit and briefcase help her to come across as the competent professional she is.
- (idiomatic) To find, usually by accident.
- In the meadow he came across a rare flower.
give an appearance or impression
find, usually by accident
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