Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb come_by

2 senses of come by

Sense 1
drop by, drop in, come by -- (visit informally and spontaneously; "We frequently drop by the neighbors' house for a cup of coffee")
       => visit, call in, call -- (pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens")

Sense 2
come by, come into -- (obtain, especially accidentally)
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

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