come across

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

  1. (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.
  2. To find, usually by accident.
    In the meadow he will come across a rare flower.
  3. (literally or figuratively) To change sides; to ask someone 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?


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