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come by sth

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
C2 to get something, using effort, by chance or in a way that has not been explained: Cheap organic food is still difficult to come by. I'd like to know how she came by that black eye.
Translations of “come by sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 得到, 弄到, 獲得…
in Russian находить, доставать…
in Turkish eline geçirmek, elde etmek, edinmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 得到, 弄到, 获得…
in Polish zdobyć coś, dostać coś…
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