• Definition for "come by"
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come by definition

  • verb:
    • to acquire; to have, specially by possibility or involuntarily.
    • ahead next to; to pass through; to consult with.
    • see informally and spontaneously
    • obtain, specially unintentionally
    • To obtain; for, specially by chance or involuntarily.
    • To come next to; to pass through; to check out.
    • see informally and spontaneously
    • obtain, particularly accidentally
  • interjection:
    • A command to a sheepdog to maneuver clockwise across the sheep
    • A command to a sheepdog to go clockwise round the sheep
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