come upon (someone or something)

come upon (someone or something)

To discover or encounter someone or something unexpectedly or by chance. We came upon a charming little restaurant as we cycled through the countryside. The two boys came upon a man claiming to have magical beans for sale.
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come upon

v.
To discover or meet someone or something by accident: While walking down the road, I came upon a strange old house.
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