come about
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come about(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to happen)
a. ocurrir
It was very strange how the whole thing came about.Fue muy raro como ocurrió todo.
b. suceder
It came about that the healer was in a village to the south when he heard about the sick boy.Sucedió que el curandero estaba en una aldea hacia els sur cuando se enteró del niño enfermo.
2. (nautical; to tack)
a. virar
The sailors manned the sheets and prepared to come about.Los marineros tomaron las escotas y se prepararon para virar.
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come about
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. ocurrir, suceder
how did it c about that…?¿cómo fue que…?
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come about
suceder; ocurrir
how did this come about? ¿cómo ha sido esto?
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