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Meaning of “become” - Learner’s Dictionary

become

verb     /bɪˈkʌm/ ( past tense became, past participle become)
become available/rich/a writer, etc
A2 to begin to be something: They became great friends. She wants to become a teacher when she leaves school. This style of skirt is becoming fashionable.Starting and beginningStarting again
what/whatever became of sb/sth
something you say when you want to know what has happened to someone: Whatever became of your friend Harry?Question words and expressions
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