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- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see come, across.
- 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, transitive) To find, usually by accident.
- (with with) To produce what was desired; come up with the goods.
- 1929, Reginald Charles Barker, The Hair-trigger Brand, page 160:
- "I'll die before I let my grandad pay you that much money!" blazed the girl.
"That ain't unlikely either," retorted Shanan, "if ol' Bart Hendricks don't come across with the ransom."
change sides; to cross over to work for the opposition
give an appearance or impression
find, usually by accident