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

From the verb become: (⇒ conjugate)
becoming is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. that [dress, shirt] is (not) becoming (on you)
  2. that is a (very) becoming [dress]
  3. got a becoming (new) [haircut, hairdo]
  4. [cast, gave] a becoming light [on, upon]
  5. her [language, tone] was not (exactly) becoming
  6. it is not becoming (for a lady) to
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  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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