became[bē kām′, bi-]
Past tense of become.
- Simple past tense of become.
Variant of become
intransitive verbbecame, become, becoming
- to come to be: to become ill
- to grow to be; change or develop into by growth: the tadpole becomes a frog
Origin of becomeMiddle English bicumen ; from Old English becuman: see be- and amp; come
- to befit; suit: modesty becomes her
- to be right for or suitable to in appearance: that hat becomes you
to happen to; be the fate of