became became  /bɪ ˈkeɪm/


  1. (v) enter or assume a certain state or condition
  2. (v) undergo a change or development
  3. (v) come into existence
  4. (v) enhance the appearance of



  1. By preaching safe sex, Thailand's Condom King became a legend.
  2. I became the personification of the prototype that I was describing in the magazine.
  3. Not surprisingly, they became actively involved in the budding United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers Union.


  1. From ‘I Hate Her’ to Icon

    Alison Arngrim, who became famous as the evil Nellie Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie” nearly 40 years ago, has turned into a gay icon.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. 5 Things You Don't Know About Emma Watson

    She became a worldwide star portraying Harry Potter's pal Hermione Granger and is now getting buzz for her portrayal of a member the infamous group of teenagers who went around breaking into and robbing the homes of celebrities in the new crime drama The Bling Ring. Here are five things you may not know about Emma Watson.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ET Online via omg!

  3. Anthony Weiner sounds like not a great boss: "In 2005, he became so irritated with a staff member th

    Anthony Weiner sounds like not a great boss : "In 2005, he became so irritated with a staff member that he threw a salad against the wall ... Another time, arguing with an aide, Mr. Weiner threw his BlackBerry against a wall, then blamed the aide for the broken phone." Read more...        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gawker


  1. "When Ken Salazar became my secretary of the interior, one of his very first acts was to clean up the worst of the corruption at this agency," Mr. Obama said, referring to Mr. Salazar's oversight of the Minerals Management Service, the agency...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. "After spending time with [wife] Cynthia and my family over these last few weeks," Rodriguez said in a posting on his Web site with a timestamp of 3:27 pm yesterday, "it became clear to me that I needed to make an attempt to engage the...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: Washington Post

  3. "I became part of their lives," Knievel says. "People wanted to associate with a winner, not a loser. They wanted to associate with someone who kept trying to be a winner."
    on May 19, 2006 By: Evel Knievel Source: FOXNews

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