become of (someone)

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become of (someone)

Happen to. I haven't seen my childhood best friend in years. I wonder what became of her.
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become of someone or something

to happen or occur to someone or something. Whatever became of Joe and his friends? I don't know what became of my other plaid sock.
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become of

Happen to, befall, be the fate of, as in I haven't seen Joe in a year; what has become of his book? The King James Bible has this idiom (Genesis 37:20): "We shall see what will become of his dreams." [Late 1500s]
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become of

v.
To happen to someone or something; be the fate of someone or something: Nobody really knows what became of the coach after he retired. What has become of the old garden?
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References in classic literature ?
We must hurry home, or your uncle will wonder what has become of us.
What is to become of us," said Jehanne, "if that is the way children are made now?
But what's to become of us, I should like to know, afloat on this big pond?
What is to become of us, if those shoes are not done to-night?
What was to become of us in the midst of that awful solitude?
Pray, what would become of us poor sailors' wives, who often want to be conveyed to one port or another, after our husbands, if everybody had your feelings?
As I stood watching the maneuver and wondering what was to become of us, I felt something touch my elbow and turned to see the girl standing at my side.