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come verb (past tense came, past participle come, present participle coming) intrans in most senses 1 to move in the direction of speaker or hearer. 2 to reach a place; to arrive. 3 (usually come to or into something) to reach (a certain stage or state) • come to power. 4 to travel or traverse (a distance, etc). 5 (often come to do or be something) to happen • How did you come to hurt yourself? 6 to enter one's consciousness or perception • come into view. 7 to occupy a specific place in order, etc • In 'ceiling', 'e' comes before 'i'. 8 to be available; to exist or be found • Those purple jeans come in several sizes. 9 to become • come undone. 10 to descend or result from something • This is what comes of being indulgent. 11 to act the part of (a specified character); to pretend to be something • Don't come the innocent. 12 intrans, colloq to have a sexual orgasm. 13 on the arrival of (a particular point in time) • Come next Tuesday I'll be free. exclamation used to reassure or admonish • Oh, come now, don't exaggerate. noun, slang (sometimes cum) ejaculated semen. Come again? colloq Could you repeat that? come and go to reappear from time to time. come apart to fall to pieces. come into one's own to have the opportunity to display one's talents. come it slang to put on an act • Don't come it over me. Come off it! colloq stop talking nonsense! Come on! 1 Hurry up! 2 Don't talk rubbish! • The government is popular amongst the working class? Oh, come on! 3 Cheer up! • Come on! Smile. 4 Don't exaggerate. come one's way to become available. come to grief to be unsuccessful; to fail. come to harm to suffer or be hurt. come to nothing to fail. come to something to succeed. come to (a decision, etc) to decide, usually after some consideration. come to oneself 1 to regain consciousness. 2 to calm down; to regain one's self-control. have it coming to one colloq to deserve whatever unpleasant fate befalls one. not know whether one is coming or going to be in a dazed or bewildered state. when it comes to ... when it is a question or case of ... • When it comes to hard work, he's your man.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon cuman.

come about 1 to happen. 2 naut to change direction.

come across 1 to make a certain impression • Her speech came across well. 2 slang said of a woman: to show willingness to sexual advances.

come across something or someone to meet or discover them accidentally • I came across my old toy soldier in the attic.

come across with something slang to provide what is required or anticipated • He eventually came across with the money.

come along 1 to progress; to improve • His recovery was coming along nicely. 2 to arrive. 3 often used as an exhortation to hurry up.

come at something or someone 1 to attack them. 2 to approach them.

come away to become detached • The poster came away from the wall.

come back 1 to be recalled to mind • It's all coming back to me now. 2 to become fashionable again • After an absence of over a decade, flares really came back. 3 to return to something, usually after a period of time • I would like to come back here someday. 4 said of a sportsperson: to return to competition after an enforced absence, eg an injury, etc.

come back at someone to answer them rudely.

come between someone or something and someone or something else to create a barrier or division between them.

come by to pass by or call in • Come by around seven and I'll give you that CD.

come by something to obtain it, especially accidentally • How did you come by that cut?

come down 1 to lose one's social position • come down in the world. 2 said of an heirloom, etc: to be inherited. 3 to leave university. 4 to decide. 5 to emerge from the state induced by a hallucinogenic or addictive drug. 6 to descend.

come down on or upon someone or something to deal with them severely; to be very disapproving • come down heavily on bullying.

come down to something to be equivalent to it, in simple terms • It comes down to this: we stay or we leave.

come down with something to develop (an illness).

come for someone or something 1 to attack them. 2 to call to collect them or it • I'll come for you at seven.

come forward to offer oneself • Several witnesses came forward.

come from to be or have previously been a native or citizen of (a place) • She comes from Stoke.

come in 1 to arrive; to be received. 2 to have a particular role, function or use • This is where you come inwould come in useful. 3 said of the tide: to rise. 4 to become fashionable.

come in for something to deserve or incur it • came in for some criticism.

come into something to inherit (money, etc.)

come off 1 to become detached. 2 to succeed • The robbery came off exactly as planned. 3 informal to take place • The robbery came off at exactly midnight.

come on 1 to start. 2 to prosper or make progress • She is coming on now that she has changed schools. 3 to appear or make an entrance on stage. 4 informal to begin • He could feel the flu coming on.

come on to someone informal to flirt with them or make sexual advances towards them.

come out 1 said of the Sun or stars: to appear. 2 to become known; to become public • It came out that the government were involved in another scandal. 3 to be removed • The mark should come out when the shirt is washed. 4 to be released or made available • Their new album comes out on Monday. 5 to go on strike • come out in sympathy. 6 to declare one's opinion openly • come out in favour of the plan. 7 to work out • can't get the sum to come out. 8 to emerge in a specified position or state • come out well from the affair. 9 said of a photograph: to be developed • come out nice and clear. 10 colloq to declare openly that one is a homosexual. Compare out (verb 2). 11 old use said of a girl: to be launched in society.

come out in something to develop (a rash, etc) • come out in spots.

come out with something to make (a remark, etc) • What will she come out with next?

come over 1 to change one's opinion or side • come over to our side. 2 to make a specified impression • comes over well on television. 3 colloq to feel or become • come over a bit faint.

come over someone to affect them • What came over them?

come round 1 to regain consciousness. 2 to regain one's temper; to calm down. 3 to change one's opinion. 4 to recur in order or routine.

come through 1 to survive. 2 to emerge successfully.

come through for someone 1 to be there when they need you, especially in a time of crisis. 2 to complete what they have asked you do.

come through something 1 to survive it. 2 to emerge from it successfully.

come to to regain consciousness.

come to something to reach or total (a sum of money).

come under something or someone 1 to belong to (a category). 2 to be the responsibility of • Swimming-pools come under the local authority.

come up 1 to occur; to happen • I'll contact you if anything comes up. 2 to be considered or discussed • The question didn't come up. 3 to rise socially • come up in the world.

come up against someone or something to be faced with them as an opponent, challenge, etc.

come up to something to extend to or reach (a level, standard, etc).

come up to someone to approach them.

come up with something to offer it; to put it forward • come up with an idea.

come upon something or someone to discover it or them by chance.

come verb (past tense came, past participle come, present participle coming) intrans in most senses 1 to move in the direction of speaker or hearer. 2 to reach a place; to arrive. 3 (usually come to or into something) to reach (a certain stage or state) • come to power. 4 to travel or traverse (a distance, etc). 5 (often come to do or be something) to happen • How did you come to hurt yourself? 6 to enter one's consciousness or perception • come into view. 7 to occupy a specific place in order, etc • In 'ceiling', 'e' comes before 'i'. 8 to be available; to exist or be found • Those purple jeans come in several sizes. 9 to become • come undone. 10 to descend or result from something • This is what comes of being indulgent. 11 to act the part of (a specified character); to pretend to be something • Don't come the innocent. 12 intrans, colloq to have a sexual orgasm. 13 on the arrival of (a particular point in time) • Come next Tuesday I'll be free. exclamation used to reassure or admonish • Oh, come now, don't exaggerate. noun, slang (sometimes cum) ejaculated semen. Come again? colloq Could you repeat that? come and go to reappear from time to time. come apart to fall to pieces. come into one's own to have the opportunity to display one's talents. come it slang to put on an act • Don't come it over me. Come off it! colloq stop talking nonsense! Come on! 1 Hurry up! 2 Don't talk rubbish! • The government is popular amongst the working class? Oh, come on! 3 Cheer up! • Come on! Smile. 4 Don't exaggerate. come one's way to become available. come to grief to be unsuccessful; to fail. come to harm to suffer or be hurt. come to nothing to fail. come to something to succeed. come to (a decision, etc) to decide, usually after some consideration. come to oneself 1 to regain consciousness. 2 to calm down; to regain one's self-control. have it coming to one colloq to deserve whatever unpleasant fate befalls one. not know whether one is coming or going to be in a dazed or bewildered state. when it comes to ... when it is a question or case of ... • When it comes to hard work, he's your man.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon cuman.

come about 1 to happen. 2 naut to change direction.

come across 1 to make a certain impression • Her speech came across well. 2 slang said of a woman: to show willingness to sexual advances.

come across something or someone to meet or discover them accidentally • I came across my old toy soldier in the attic.

come across with something slang to provide what is required or anticipated • He eventually came across with the money.

come along 1 to progress; to improve • His recovery was coming along nicely. 2 to arrive. 3 often used as an exhortation to hurry up.

come at something or someone 1 to attack them. 2 to approach them.

come away to become detached • The poster came away from the wall.

come back 1 to be recalled to mind • It's all coming back to me now. 2 to become fashionable again • After an absence of over a decade, flares really came back. 3 to return to something, usually after a period of time • I would like to come back here someday. 4 said of a sportsperson: to return to competition after an enforced absence, eg an injury, etc.

come back at someone to answer them rudely.

come between someone or something and someone or something else to create a barrier or division between them.

come by to pass by or call in • Come by around seven and I'll give you that CD.

come by something to obtain it, especially accidentally • How did you come by that cut?

come down 1 to lose one's social position • come down in the world. 2 said of an heirloom, etc: to be inherited. 3 to leave university. 4 to decide. 5 to emerge from the state induced by a hallucinogenic or addictive drug. 6 to descend.

come down on or upon someone or something to deal with them severely; to be very disapproving • come down heavily on bullying.

come down to something to be equivalent to it, in simple terms • It comes down to this: we stay or we leave.

come down with something to develop (an illness).

come for someone or something 1 to attack them. 2 to call to collect them or it • I'll come for you at seven.

come forward to offer oneself • Several witnesses came forward.

come from to be or have previously been a native or citizen of (a place) • She comes from Stoke.

come in 1 to arrive; to be received. 2 to have a particular role, function or use • This is where you come inwould come in useful. 3 said of the tide: to rise. 4 to become fashionable.

come in for something to deserve or incur it • came in for some criticism.

come into something to inherit (money, etc.)

come off 1 to become detached. 2 to succeed • The robbery came off exactly as planned. 3 informal to take place • The robbery came off at exactly midnight.

come on 1 to start. 2 to prosper or make progress • She is coming on now that she has changed schools. 3 to appear or make an entrance on stage. 4 informal to begin • He could feel the flu coming on.

come on to someone informal to flirt with them or make sexual advances towards them.

come out 1 said of the Sun or stars: to appear. 2 to become known; to become public • It came out that the government were involved in another scandal. 3 to be removed • The mark should come out when the shirt is washed. 4 to be released or made available • Their new album comes out on Monday. 5 to go on strike • come out in sympathy. 6 to declare one's opinion openly • come out in favour of the plan. 7 to work out • can't get the sum to come out. 8 to emerge in a specified position or state • come out well from the affair. 9 said of a photograph: to be developed • come out nice and clear. 10 colloq to declare openly that one is a homosexual. Compare out (verb 2). 11 old use said of a girl: to be launched in society.

come out in something to develop (a rash, etc) • come out in spots.

come out with something to make (a remark, etc) • What will she come out with next?

come over 1 to change one's opinion or side • come over to our side. 2 to make a specified impression • comes over well on television. 3 colloq to feel or become • come over a bit faint.

come over someone to affect them • What came over them?

come round 1 to regain consciousness. 2 to regain one's temper; to calm down. 3 to change one's opinion. 4 to recur in order or routine.

come through 1 to survive. 2 to emerge successfully.

come through for someone 1 to be there when they need you, especially in a time of crisis. 2 to complete what they have asked you do.

come through something 1 to survive it. 2 to emerge from it successfully.

come to to regain consciousness.

come to something to reach or total (a sum of money).

come under something or someone 1 to belong to (a category). 2 to be the responsibility of • Swimming-pools come under the local authority.

come up 1 to occur; to happen • I'll contact you if anything comes up. 2 to be considered or discussed • The question didn't come up. 3 to rise socially • come up in the world.

come up against someone or something to be faced with them as an opponent, challenge, etc.

come up to something to extend to or reach (a level, standard, etc).

come up to someone to approach them.

come up with something to offer it; to put it forward • come up with an idea.

come upon something or someone to discover it or them by chance.

come verb (past tense came, past participle come, present participle coming) intrans in most senses 1 to move in the direction of speaker or hearer. 2 to reach a place; to arrive. 3 (usually come to or into something) to reach (a certain stage or state) • come to power. 4 to travel or traverse (a distance, etc). 5 (often come to do or be something) to happen • How did you come to hurt yourself? 6 to enter one's consciousness or perception • come into view. 7 to occupy a specific place in order, etc • In 'ceiling', 'e' comes before 'i'. 8 to be available; to exist or be found • Those purple jeans come in several sizes. 9 to become • come undone. 10 to descend or result from something • This is what comes of being indulgent. 11 to act the part of (a specified character); to pretend to be something • Don't come the innocent. 12 intrans, colloq to have a sexual orgasm. 13 on the arrival of (a particular point in time) • Come next Tuesday I'll be free. exclamation used to reassure or admonish • Oh, come now, don't exaggerate. noun, slang (sometimes cum) ejaculated semen. Come again? colloq Could you repeat that? come and go to reappear from time to time. come apart to fall to pieces. come into one's own to have the opportunity to display one's talents. come it slang to put on an act • Don't come it over me. Come off it! colloq stop talking nonsense! Come on! 1 Hurry up! 2 Don't talk rubbish! • The government is popular amongst the working class? Oh, come on! 3 Cheer up! • Come on! Smile. 4 Don't exaggerate. come one's way to become available. come to grief to be unsuccessful; to fail. come to harm to suffer or be hurt. come to nothing to fail. come to something to succeed. come to (a decision, etc) to decide, usually after some consideration. come to oneself 1 to regain consciousness. 2 to calm down; to regain one's self-control. have it coming to one colloq to deserve whatever unpleasant fate befalls one. not know whether one is coming or going to be in a dazed or bewildered state. when it comes to ... when it is a question or case of ... • When it comes to hard work, he's your man.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon cuman.

come about 1 to happen. 2 naut to change direction.

come across 1 to make a certain impression • Her speech came across well. 2 slang said of a woman: to show willingness to sexual advances.

come across something or someone to meet or discover them accidentally • I came across my old toy soldier in the attic.

come across with something slang to provide what is required or anticipated • He eventually came across with the money.

come along 1 to progress; to improve • His recovery was coming along nicely. 2 to arrive. 3 often used as an exhortation to hurry up.

come at something or someone 1 to attack them. 2 to approach them.

come away to become detached • The poster came away from the wall.

come back 1 to be recalled to mind • It's all coming back to me now. 2 to become fashionable again • After an absence of over a decade, flares really came back. 3 to return to something, usually after a period of time • I would like to come back here someday. 4 said of a sportsperson: to return to competition after an enforced absence, eg an injury, etc.

come back at someone to answer them rudely.

come between someone or something and someone or something else to create a barrier or division between them.

come by to pass by or call in • Come by around seven and I'll give you that CD.

come by something to obtain it, especially accidentally • How did you come by that cut?

come down 1 to lose one's social position • come down in the world. 2 said of an heirloom, etc: to be inherited. 3 to leave university. 4 to decide. 5 to emerge from the state induced by a hallucinogenic or addictive drug. 6 to descend.

come down on or upon someone or something to deal with them severely; to be very disapproving • come down heavily on bullying.

come down to something to be equivalent to it, in simple terms • It comes down to this: we stay or we leave.

come down with something to develop (an illness).

come for someone or something 1 to attack them. 2 to call to collect them or it • I'll come for you at seven.

come forward to offer oneself • Several witnesses came forward.

come from to be or have previously been a native or citizen of (a place) • She comes from Stoke.

come in 1 to arrive; to be received. 2 to have a particular role, function or use • This is where you come inwould come in useful. 3 said of the tide: to rise. 4 to become fashionable.

come in for something to deserve or incur it • came in for some criticism.

come into something to inherit (money, etc.)

come off 1 to become detached. 2 to succeed • The robbery came off exactly as planned. 3 informal to take place • The robbery came off at exactly midnight.

come on 1 to start. 2 to prosper or make progress • She is coming on now that she has changed schools. 3 to appear or make an entrance on stage. 4 informal to begin • He could feel the flu coming on.

come on to someone informal to flirt with them or make sexual advances towards them.

come out 1 said of the Sun or stars: to appear. 2 to become known; to become public • It came out that the government were involved in another scandal. 3 to be removed • The mark should come out when the shirt is washed. 4 to be released or made available • Their new album comes out on Monday. 5 to go on strike • come out in sympathy. 6 to declare one's opinion openly • come out in favour of the plan. 7 to work out • can't get the sum to come out. 8 to emerge in a specified position or state • come out well from the affair. 9 said of a photograph: to be developed • come out nice and clear. 10 colloq to declare openly that one is a homosexual. Compare out (verb 2). 11 old use said of a girl: to be launched in society.

come out in something to develop (a rash, etc) • come out in spots.

come out with something to make (a remark, etc) • What will she come out with next?

come over 1 to change one's opinion or side • come over to our side. 2 to make a specified impression • comes over well on television. 3 colloq to feel or become • come over a bit faint.

come over someone to affect them • What came over them?

come round 1 to regain consciousness. 2 to regain one's temper; to calm down. 3 to change one's opinion. 4 to recur in order or routine.

come through 1 to survive. 2 to emerge successfully.

come through for someone 1 to be there when they need you, especially in a time of crisis. 2 to complete what they have asked you do.

come through something 1 to survive it. 2 to emerge from it successfully.

come to to regain consciousness.

come to something to reach or total (a sum of money).

come under something or someone 1 to belong to (a category). 2 to be the responsibility of • Swimming-pools come under the local authority.

come up 1 to occur; to happen • I'll contact you if anything comes up. 2 to be considered or discussed • The question didn't come up. 3 to rise socially • come up in the world.

come up against someone or something to be faced with them as an opponent, challenge, etc.

come up to something to extend to or reach (a level, standard, etc).

come up to someone to approach them.

come up with something to offer it; to put it forward • come up with an idea.

come upon something or someone to discover it or them by chance.