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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·come /bɪˈkʌm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·come v. i. [imp. Became p. p. Become; p. pr. & vb. n. Becoming.]
 1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into some state or condition, by a change from another state, or by assuming or receiving new properties or qualities, additional matter, or a new character.
    The Lord God . . . breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.   --Gen. ii. 7.
    That error now which is become my crime.   --Milton.
 2. To come; to get. [Obs.]
    But, madam, where is Warwick then become!   --Shak.
 To become of, to be the present state or place of; to be the fate of; to be the end of; to be the final or subsequent condition of.
    What is then become of so huge a multitude?   --Sir W. Raleigh.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·come, v. t. To suit or be suitable to; to be congruous with; to befit; to accord with, in character or circumstances; to be worthy of, or proper for; to cause to appear well; -- said of persons and things.
    It becomes me so to speak of so excellent a poet.   --Dryden.
    I have known persons so anxious to have their dress become them, as to convert it, at length, into their proper self, and thus actually to become the dress.   --Coleridge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became
           annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting
           more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went
           into ecstasy"; "Get going!" [syn: go, get]
      2: undergo a change or development; "The water turned into
         ice"; "Her former friend became her worst enemy"; "He
         turned traitor" [syn: turn]
      3: come into existence; "What becomes has duration"
      4: enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This
         behavior doesn't suit you!" [syn: suit]
      [also: became]