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English definition of “come across”

come across

verb uk phrasal verb with come   /kʌm/ (came, come) us  

(BEHAVE)

C1 to behave in a way that makes people believe that you have a particular characteristic: She comes across really well (= creates a positive image) on television. He comes across as a bit of a bore in interview.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending

(EXPRESS)

C2 If an idea or emotion comes across in writing, film, music, or when someone is speaking, it is expressed clearly and people notice it: What comes across in his later poetry is a great sense of sadness.Easy to understand
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