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come across

 
See:
come
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to discover or encounter by chance.
I came across a great new recipe for lasagna on that blog.She came across a really old candy bar when she was cleaning out her desk.I was surprised to come across Alan French at the reunion.
synonyms:
discover, encounter, find, happen upon, run across, stumble upon
similar words:
bump into, hit, locate, meet
definition 2: to make or give an impression.
He comes across as a shy person at first, but he opens up pretty quickly when you get to know him.I don't think I came across very well at the interview.
synonyms:
appear, look, seem
similar words:
show
definition 3: to hand over or supply something that is requested by another.
He told me he'd pay me rent to stay here, but he hasn't come across with any money yet.
synonyms:
hand over