What became of (someone or something)?

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What became of (someone or something)?

What happened to someone or something? What was the end result for someone or something? What ever became of Jared? You used to be such good friends, but you haven't mentioned him once since he moved away. Scientists are still trying to determine what became of the probe, which they lost contact with ten days ago.
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what will become/has become/became of somebody/something?

used to ask what will happen or what has happened to somebody/something: What became of that student who used to live with you?I hate to think what will become of them if they lose their home.
See also: became, become, of, somebody, what, will
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the wedding-ring--only no one knows what's become of his wife
Your father didn't leave very much, and I don't know what's become of it.
l said: "Look here, dear friend, WHAT'S BECOME OF YOUR HIGH WAGES YOU WERE BRAGGING SO ABOUT A FEW MINUTES AGO?
Blamed if I know -- that is, what's become of the raft.
But it's on my mind as he's been false to me, and 'ticed her away, and she's gone to him--and I'm going now to see, for I can never go to work again till I know what's become of her.
You, Kerfoot, go for'ard and see what's become of Cooky
What's become of that fellow in green--the architect dressed up as a forester?
Knowing Dan, I'm sure he would have approved of what's become of his distinctive handgun.
Turn the pages, though, and you'll discover the truth about what's become of this close-knit community since and how the people there - like so many Valleys folk - showed a resilience in the face of terrible adversity deeper than even the most ancient seam of coal.
A litle sadness at what's become of the town, Where those in power have let it down.
Thirteen-year-old Muchoki and his sister Jata barely recognize what's become of their lives.
They're not kidding; this is what's become of the Arab world.
i'd really like to know what's become of the thousands
I'd really like to make contact with Tony, or at least find out what's become of him.
We'll revisit chess genius Peter Williams, now 14, and piano prodigy Aimee Kwan, now 15, from the previous series to find out what's become of them.
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