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Meaning of COME ALONG

Pronunciation:  kum u'long

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  develop in a positive way; "He progressed well in school"; "My plants are coming along"; "Plans are shaping up"
  2. [v]  come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
 Synonyms: advance, appear, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up
 Antonyms: disappear, regress, retrograde, retrogress, vanish
 See Also: climb, develop, fulminate, gleam, leapfrog, occur



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Come"-a*long`\, n.
A gripping device, as for stretching wire, etc., consisting
of two jaws so attached to a ring that they are closed by
pulling on the ring.

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