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    Hello
    May I ask about the verb using with "cold"?

    When "cold" is used as an illness, you use such as "catch a cold" " get a cold" and "have a cold." How about "become"? Can I use "become "like "I became (a) cold" meaning "I caught a cold"? Addition to this, I'd be happy to know other verbs I can use with "cold" meaning an illness.

    Thank you.
    Lina

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    Question Re: cold

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    Hello
    May I ask about the verb using with "cold"?

    When "cold" is used as an illness, you use such as "catch a cold" " get a cold" and "have a cold." How about "become"? Can I use "become "like "I became (a) cold" meaning "I caught a cold"? Addition to this, I'd be happy to know other verbs I can use with "cold" meaning an illness.

    Thank you.
    Lina
    go/get cold (=become cold)
    My tea's gone cold.
    Come and eat or your dinner will get cold!

    turn/grow cold (=become cold or colder, especially suddenly)
    The nights grew colder.

    be/feel/look/get cold if you are cold, your body is at a low temperature: Could you turn up the heater, I'm cold.
    I feel so cold!
    My feet are as cold as ice (=very cold)

    have got a cold/ catch a cold
    I' ve got a bad cold.
    Keep your feet dry so you don't catch a cold (=become ill).

    Hope this helps a bit
    Dawood

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