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come about



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come about
     1. v. (intransitive) (def, To come to pass; to develop; to occur; to take place; to happen.)
           We have to ask, how did this come about?
     2. v. (intransitive, nautical) (def, To tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat wi
     3. v. (intransitive) (def, To change; to come round.)
Analysis
come
     1. v. (intransitive) To move from further away to nearer to.
           She’ll be coming ’round the mountain when she comes...
     2. v.    To move towards the speaker.
             I called the dog, but she wouldn't come.
             Stop dawdling and come here!
about
     1. prep. In a circle around; all round; on every side of; on the outside of.
     2. prep. Near; not far from; approximately; regarding time, size, quantity.
     3. prep. On the point or verge of.
           the show is about to start;  I am not about to admit to your crime
     4. prep. On one's person; nearby the person.

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Your relationships with men have all come about because of your passive nature. 

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