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past tense became past participle become
American English: /bəˈkəm/
British English: /bɪˈkʌm/

Translation of become in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • to become arrogant/distant
    volverse arrogante/distante
    to become famous/well-known
    hacerse famoso/conocido
    to become accustomed to something
    acostumbrarse a algo
    she soon became bored/tired/disillusioned
    pronto se aburrió/se cansó/se decepcionó
    eating out has become so expensive
    comer fuera se ha puesto carísimo
    the heat became unbearable
    el calor se hizo or se volvió insoportable
    if the work becomes too much for you …
    si el trabajo se te hace demasiado pesado …
    his letters became fewer
    cada vez escribía menos
    he became increasingly withdrawn
    se encerró cada vez más en sí mismo
    to become a lawyer/a priest/a protestant
    hacerse abogado/sacerdote/protestante
    he was later to become manager
    más tarde llegaría a ser gerente
    they became friends
    se hicieron amigos
    the two states became one
    los dos estados se convirtieron en uno
    she's becoming a nuisance
    se está poniendo muy fastidiosa
    when she became President
    cuando asumió la presidencia
    don't let it become a habit!
    ¡que no se convierta en una costumbre!
    Example sentences
    • After several listens, however, a rare aesthetic begins to become clear.
    • The edges of the job are beginning to become clear, and it's all terribly exciting.
    • As the picture begins, it soon becomes clear that Lee is offering more than a mere recounting of generic forms.

transitive verb

  • 1 (befit) [formal] (often neg)
    ser apropiado para
    it ill becomes her to criticize
    mal puede ella criticar
  • 2 (suit) that style doesn't become you at all
    ese estilo no te sienta nada bien or no te favorece en absoluto
    Example sentences
    • In her monastic habit she looked coarse and overblown: the severe lines and sober tints of the dress did not become her.

Phrasal verbs

become of

(usu interrog)
ser de
whatever became of that friend of yours?
¿qué fue de (la vida de) aquella amiga tuya?
what's to become of me?
¿qué va a ser de mí?
what's to become of the house if he dies?
¿qué va a pasar con la casa si él muere?
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