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come before sth/sb

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

If a legal case comes before a law court or a judge, it is dealt with by them, and when someone comes before a court or judge, they are present while the case is dealt with.
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in Chinese (Simplified) 重要, 比…重要, 优先于…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重要, 比…重要, 優先於…
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