become

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈkʌm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈkʌm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi kum)


Inflections of 'become' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
becomes
v 3rd person singular
becoming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
became
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
become
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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become

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. become a [member, partner, sponsor, champion]
  2. become the [first, most, next, youngest, largest]
  3. is [set, about] to become the [first]
  4. become one with [yourself, the universe, your faith]
  5. is becoming a problem
  6. become [important, popular, aware, familiar]
  7. become [available for, accustomed to]
  8. will (soon) become [common, commonplace, necessary]
  9. is becoming increasingly [difficult, common, popular, important]
  10. is becoming less and less [difficult, effective]
  11. is becoming [cloudy, sunny, clear]
  12. is becoming [mostly, partly] [cloudy]
  13. [as, all] will become clear
  14. become pregnant
  15. become known for
  16. [what, whatever] became of him?
  17. what will become of me?
  18. behavior that becomes an [adult, officer, ambassador]
  19. as becomes a (true) [gentleman, lady]
  20. [sarcasm, it] doesn't become you
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