HyperDic: come_on

English > 5 senses of the expression come on:
VERBchangecome on, come out, turn up, surface, show upappear or become visible
motioncome on, approach, near, go up, draw near, draw close, come nearmove towards
changecome on, progress, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape updevelop in a positive way
contactcome on, go on, come upstart running, functioning, or operating
changecome onoccur or become available
English > come on: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningAppear or become visible; make a showing.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymscome out, turn up, surface, show up
BroaderappearCome into sight or view
Spanishaparecer, salir, surgir
Catalansorgir, sortir
English > come on: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove towards.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsapproach, near, go up, draw near, draw close, come near
Entailsadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Narrowerbear down on, bear down uponSail towards another vessel, of a ship
closedraw near
drive upapproach while driving
edge in, edge upPush one's way into (a space)
push, crowdapproach a certain age or speed
Broadercome, come upMove toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
Similar toapproach, come nearcome near in time
Spanishabordar, acercarse, acercar, acostar, aproximarse, aproximar, encarar, subir, venir
Catalanabordar, acostar-se, acostar, apropar-se, aproximar, encarar, venir
English > come on: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningDevelop in a positive way.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsprogress, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up
Narrowerclimbimprove one's social status
leapfrogprogress by large / large jumps instead of small increments
BroaderdevelopGrow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
Oppositeregress, retrograde, retrogressget worse or fall back to a previous condition
Spanishanticipar, avanzar, progresar
Catalananticipar, avançar, progressar
English > come on: 5 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningstart running, functioning, or operating.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsgo on, come up
Broaderstart, go, get goingBegin or set in motion
Oppositego offstop running, functioning, or operating
English > come on: 5 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningOccur or become available.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderget down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commenceTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action

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