Meaning of “become” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /bɪˈkʌm/ past tense became, past participle become
Extra Examples
Football has become big business.He has become skilled in dealing with the media.The tiger has become extinct in many countries.It was his dream to become an actor.Violence has become a way of life there.
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.
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?

(Definition of “become” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)