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becomeverb

 us   /bɪˈkʌm/ (past tense became  /bɪˈkeɪm/ , past participle become)
  • become verb (BE)

[L] to start to be: He became a US citizen in 1955. The days are becoming shorter. It’s becoming obvious that Dorothy doesn’t like me.
  • become verb (SUIT)

[T] to cause someone to look attractive, or to be suitable for someone: That color really becomes you.
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becomeverb

uk   /bɪˈkʌm/  us   /bɪˈkʌm/ (became, become)
  • become verb (BE)

A2 [L] to start to be: I was becoming increasingly suspicious of his motives. It was becoming cold, so we lit the fire. After giving up smoking, he became fat and irritable. Margaret Thatcher became the UK's first woman prime minister in 1979. He has just become a father.

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