enter upon

enter upon
verb
take possession of
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She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives

Syn: ↑come upon, ↑luck into
Hypernyms: ↑get, ↑acquire
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s something from somebody

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ˈenter on ˈenter u ˌpon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they enter on he/she/it enters on present participle entering on past tense entered on past participle entered on] formal phrasal verb
to begin something or begin to take part in something
Thesaurus: to start doing somethingsynonym to take part, or to become involvedsynonym
Main entry: enter

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  • enter upon — index assume (undertake), commence, embark, initiate, undertake Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • enter upon — phrasal verb enter on or enter upon [transitive] Word forms enter on : present tense I/you/we/they enter on he/she/it enters on present participle entering on past tense entered on past participle entered on formal enter on/upon something to… …   English dictionary

  • enter upon — phr verb Enter upon is used with these nouns as the object: ↑inheritance …   Collocations dictionary

  • enter upon the domain of another — index encroach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • enter upon — Synonyms and related words: accept, assume, attack, attempt, buckle to, come out, dive into, embark in, embark on, embark upon, endeavor, engage in, enter, enter on, fall into, fall to, get busy, get cracking, get going, get under way, get with… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enter upon something — ˈenter on/upon sth derived (formal) to start to do sth or become involved in it • to enter on a new career • She entered upon a love affair which was to ruin her marriage. Main entry: ↑enter …   Useful english dictionary

  • enter upon — v. take possession of; take on a job, take on duties …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enter upon — Begin, commence, take the first steps in …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • enter upon office — begin work in a position or post …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enter — [ent′ər] vt. [ME entren < OFr entrer < L intrare < intra, within, inside: see INTRA ] 1. to come or go in or into 2. to force a way into; penetrate; pierce [the bullet entered his body] 3. to put into; insert 4. to write down in a record …   English World dictionary

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