come about

come about
intransitive verb
passieren

how did it come about that ...? — wie kam es, dass ...?

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(to happen: How did that come about?) geschehen
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come about
vi
1. (happen) passieren
how did the problem \come about about in the first place? wie kam es überhaupt zu diesem Problem?
it came about that he died the day after winning a million er starb nur einen Tag nach seinem Millionengewinn
2. NAUT wenden
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vi
1) impers (= happen) passieren

how does it come about that you are here? — wie kommt es, dass du hier bist?

this is why it came about — das ist so gekommen

this is how it came about ... — das kam so ...

2) (NAUT wind) drehen; (ship) beidrehen
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come about v/i
1. geschehen, passieren:
how did it come about that …? wie kam es, dass …?
2. entstehen
3. SCHIFF umspringen (Wind)
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intransitive verb
passieren

how did it come about that ...? — wie kam es, dass ...?


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