come about

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To come to pass; to develop; to occur; to take place; to happen.
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We have to ask, how did this come about?

Submitted on September 27, 2010

Additional definitions for 'come about':

come aboutTo 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 with respect to the wind after tacking.
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