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come upon

verb

1 come upon

Find unexpectedly.

synonyms: attain, chance on, chance upon, come across, discover, fall upon, happen upon, light upon, strike.

Roget 508: not expect etc. 507; be taken by surprise; start; miscalculate etc. 481; not bargain for; come upon, fall upon.    be unexpected etc. adj.; ... show more

Roget 292: arrive; get to, come to; come; reach, attain; come up with, come up to; overtake, make, fetch; complete etc. 729; ... show more

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

Dutch: aanlopen, aantreffen, opdiepen, opduikelen, opduiken, stoten, stuiten, tegenkomen, toevallen



2 come upon

Take possession of.

synonyms: enter upon, luck into.


Moby thesaurus: alight upon, appear unexpectedly, arrive at, arrive upon, be unexpected, blunder upon, bob up, bump into, chance upon, come across, come among, come at, come on, come unawares, come up against, confront, creep up on, discover serendipitously, encounter, fall across ... show more.

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