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come up·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discoververb

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

    Synonyms:
    detect, come over, chance upon, distinguish, excise, let out, hear, bring out, identify, hit, arrive at, disclose, attain, let on, chance on, describe, get word, reach, take, key, fall upon, meet, strike, reveal, move, assume, enter upon, see, find out, collide with, coin, gain, encounter, give away, fall, divulge, walk out, impinge on, shine, affect, run into, scratch, happen upon, achieve, pick up, run across, come across, resonate, observe, get a line, notice, key out, mint, strickle, name, accomplish, impress, expose, take up, come to, expunge, unwrap, break, learn, light upon, get wind, discover, luck into, find, make

  2. enter upon, come upon, luck intoverb

    take possession of

    "She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives"

    Synonyms:
    fall upon, discover, attain, enter upon, strike, luck into, happen upon, chance on, chance upon, come across, light upon

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How to use come upon in a sentence?

  1. Nelson Mandela:

    When a boat come upon a winding river, slow down and the river becomes straight.

  2. Jake Baum:

    There are a lot of people working on testing purified natural products that have been taken from plants, from traditional remedies. Every now and then you come upon something that really works.

  3. Martin Luther:

    No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him.

  4. Gerald Cecil:

    Like in archeology, you dig and dig to find older and older artifacts until you come upon remnants of a grand civilization.

  5. Bennie Thompson:

    We don't know... If there's anything we come upon as a committee that we think would warrant a referral to the Department of Justice, we'll do that.


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