Definition of come-on in English:


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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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