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Noun: come-on  'kúm,ón
Usage: informal
  1. Anything that serves as an enticement
    - bait, hook, lure, sweetener
  2. Qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    - lure, enticement
Verb: come on
  1. Appear or become visible; make a showing
    - come out, turn up, surface, show up
  2. Move towards
    - approach, near, go up, draw near, draw close, come near
  3. Make progress in knowledge or status
    - progress, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up
  4. Start running, functioning, or operating
    "the lights came on";
    - go on, come up
  5. Occur or become available
    "water or electricity came on again after the earthquake"
Interjection: come on
  1. Expression of encouragement
    "Come on! You can still win";
    - c'mon [informal]
  2. Expression of disbelief
    "come on! You must be joking";
    - come off it [informal], c'mon [informal], my foot [informal]
  3. Exclamation to tell someone to be quicker
    - chop-chop [informal], buck up [informal], hurry up, c'mon [informal], get a move on [informal]

Derived forms: comes on, coming on, come on, came on, come-ons

See also: become

Type of: appear, attraction, attractiveness, begin, come, come up, commence, develop, enticement, get, get down, get going, go, set about, set out, start, start out, temptation

Antonym: go off

Encyclopedia: Come on, Come in