come across Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"come across" in British English

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come across

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

come across (BEHAVE)

C1 to ​behave in a way that makes ​peoplebelieve that you have a ​particularcharacteristic: She comes ​across really well (= ​creates a ​positiveimage) on ​television. He comes ​across as a ​bit of a ​bore in ​interview.

come across (EXPRESS)

C2 If an ​idea or ​emotion comes ​across in writing, ​film, ​music, or when someone is ​speaking, it is ​expressedclearly and ​peoplenotice it: What comes ​across in his ​laterpoetry is a ​greatsense of ​sadness.
(Definition of come across from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come across" in American English

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come across

phrasal verb with come  us   /kʌm/ verb (past tense came  /keɪm/ , past participle come)

come across (SEEM)

to give other ​people a ​certainfeeling or ​opinion: He comes across as a ​bit of a ​bore. We don't ​mean to be ​vague, but I ​know that's how it comes across.
(Definition of come across from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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