Definition of 'become'
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We also become aware of our double standards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She said they had been together for ages and had become more like friends than lovers. The Sun (2016)The rising cost of social care is becoming a growing source of anxiety for many families. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You would think things would become easier as they get older and the parties become smaller. The Sun (2016)It became something that brought us closer together again. The Sun (2016)This lack of support also means that more people are becoming acutely ill in the first place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This means that universal credit changes will today become politically indefensible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has become very difficult for them. The Sun (2016)Norway is about to become the first country in the world to switch off FM. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Those close to Fury said that he had become convinced that there was a witch-hunt against him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your dog is also likely to become obese and unhealthy. Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)And age became an important factor in these exchanges. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)To keep growing and to become more fearless. The Sun (2014)He said the passive smoking had become so unbearable that he had temporarily taken up smoking. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This means you feel your body becoming upset when things get too much. Coping with Angina (1990)When did you first become a boss and how did it feel? Times, Sunday Times (2012)They know they do not feel right and become convinced there is something else wrong with them. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)Five other students told police that they had become ill. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She decided to change direction and become an actor. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The main problem is that it is becoming too difficult to take the tests. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The ideas also become the basis of informal conversations over coffee or lunch. Christianity Today (2000)This may mean encouraging people who have grown apart to become close again. The Sun (2012)He did not become passive and defensive under pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Being virtually the only bachelor in the group was becoming something of an embarrassment. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)It seems that bankers themselves are becoming less convinced by their own arguments. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Doctors say the youngest victims became ill through their mums boozing while pregnant. The Sun (2014)Has becoming a celebrity changed you in any way? The Sun (2012)Bafta goodie bags have also increasingly become more valuable in the past couple of years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is likely to grow as broadband becomes faster. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is a moment when people in public life reach a certain age and become Wonderful. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In my experience, after a certain age it becomes an imposition on them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'become'
British English: become /bɪˈkʌm/ VERB
If one thing becomes another thing, it starts to be that thing.
The weather became cold.
- American English: become
- Arabic: يُصْبِحُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: tornar-se
- Chinese: 成为
- Croatian: postati
- Czech: stát se
- Danish: blive
- Dutch: worden
- European Spanish: volverse
- Finnish: tulla joksikin
- French: devenir
- German: werden
- Greek: γίνομαι
- Italian: diventare
- Japanese: ･･･になる
- Korean: ...이 되다 이다
- Norwegian: bli
- Polish: stać się
- European Portuguese: tornar-se
- Romanian: a deveni
- Russian: становиться
- Spanish: volverse
- Swedish: bli
- Thai: กลายเป็น
- Turkish: olmak
- Ukrainian: ставати
- Vietnamese: trở nên
Definition of become from the Collins English Dictionary
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