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come across

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