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come before meaning

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  • VerbSGcomes beforePRcoming beforePTcame beforePREcom-
    1. VT To appear publicly in front of someone superior.
      1. He was summoned to come before the king.
    2. VT to be of greater importance (than).
      1. Looking out for your family should come before making money.
    3. VT to be judged, decided or discussed by authority.
      1. Jones' behavior will come before the board of directors.
    4. VT To precede.
      1. F comes before G in the alphabet.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Jones' behavior will come before the board of directors.
      • Looking out for your family should come before making money.

Meaning of come before for the defined word.

Grammatically, this idiom "come before" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal verb. It's also a verb, more specifically, a phrasal verb and a transitive verb.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Phrasal verbs
        • Phrasal verbs with particle (before)
      • Verbs
        • Phrasal verbs
          • Phrasal verbs with particle (before)
          • Transitive verbs
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