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  Definition of come on
  1. develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
  2. become available; "water or electricity came on again after the earthquake"
  3. appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
  4. start running, functioning, or operating; "the lights went on"; "the computer came up"
  5. move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
Similar Words: progress, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up, come out, turn up, surface, show up, go on, come up, approach, near, go up, draw near, draw close, come near

 

Hyponyms: climb, leapfrog, drive up, bear down on, bear down upon, edge in, edge up, close, push, crowd

 

Grouped Verbs: approach, come near

 

Entailments: advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on

 

Derivational Morphology: improvement, betterment, advance, progress, progression, procession, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, open, surface, approach, approaching, coming

 

 
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