become

英 [bɪˈkʌm]      美 [bɪˈkʌm]
  • vi. 成为;变得;变成
  • vt. 适合;相称
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前缀be-, 强调。come, 来到。

become
become: [OE] Become is a compound verb found in other Germanic languages (German bekommen, for instance, and Dutch bekomen), which points to a prehistoric Germanic source *bikweman, based on *kweman, source of English come. Originally it meant simply ‘come, arrive’, but the modern senses ‘come to be’ and ‘be suitable’ had developed by the 12th century. A parallel semantic development occurred in French: Latin dēvenīre meant ‘come’, but its modern French descendant devenir means ‘become’.
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become (v.)
Old English becuman "happen, come about," also "meet with, arrive," from Proto-Germanic *bikweman "become" (cognates: Dutch bekomen, Old High German biqueman "obtain," German bekommen, Gothic biquiman). A compound of be- and come; it drove out Old English weorðan. Meaning "to look well" is early 14c., from earlier sense of "to agree with, be fitting" (early 13c.).
1. He plays some passages so slowly that they become lugubrious.
有些段落他演奏得异常徐缓,听上去有些忧伤。
2. I denied my father because I wanted to become someone else.
我和父亲断绝了关系,因为我想成为一个不一样的自己。
3. Many of the leaders have become hooked on power and money.
很多领导人都变得贪恋权力和金钱。
4. All too often they become enmeshed in deadening routines.
他们时常陷入枯燥的日常事务之中。
5. International investors have become jittery about the country's economy.
国际投资者已对该国的经济状况感到紧张不安。