Meaning of "become" in Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /bɪˈkʌm/ (present participle becoming, past tense became, past participle become)

A2 to begin to be something:

They became great friends.
what became of…?

something you say when you want to know what has happened to someone:

What became of your friend Harry?

(Definition of “become” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)