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come on 1

1(Of a state or condition) start to arrive or happen: she felt a mild case of the sniffles coming on it was coming on to rain
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  • The condition, which came on gradually from the age of ten, also affects Victoria's speech.
  • The condition, which came on gradually from when she was 10, also affects her speech.
  • It was a condition that had been coming on for years.
2 (also come upon) Meet or find by chance.
3 [in imperative] Said when encouraging someone to do something or to hurry up or when one feels that someone is wrong or foolish: Come on! We must hurry!
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  • Police encouraging her to come on, keep running, keep running to them.
  • ‘Well, come on,’ encouraged Matt, smiling suspiciously as if he knew something the others didn't.
  • That's why I like you, you will always tell me to come on and hurry up with a review!
3.1Said or shouted to express support, for example for a sports team.
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  • You put your pint on your head and shout come on!
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come-on 2 Syllabification: come-on
Pronunciation: /ˈkəm ˌän/


1A gesture or remark that is intended to attract someone sexually: she was giving me the come-on
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  • Our introduction to Catherine, her frail beauty and desperately clingy sexual come-ons to Wolf, only intensifies our sense that something's desperately wrong at the chateau.
  • If he really doesn't want to receive bawdy come-ons, he has ways of stopping it that he should have exercised a LOOOOOOONG time ago.
  • I also told him that I needed to be touched and hugged and that I would accept the come-ons from other men.
1.1A marketing ploy, such as a free or cheap offer: [as modifier]: introductory come-on rates
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  • Part grassroots recruiting strategy and part Tupperware-style marketing, the come-on offers an unusual perk.
  • The credit industry's sleazy come-ons, onerous interest rates and frantic marketing to teenagers go unaddressed by Congress; it is only consumers who are expected to be conscientious.
  • And come-ons ranging from free digital cameras to $100 mail-in rebates have become the norm.
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