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arriveverb [I]

uk   us   /əˈraɪv/

arrive verb [I] (REACH)

A2 to reach a place, especially at the end of a journey: What time will your train arrive? It was dark by the time we arrived at the station. We arrived in Prague later that day. I arrived back to find that my room had been burgled. What time does the mail usually arrive (= is it delivered)? I ordered some CDs over a month ago, but they still haven't arrived (= I have not received them).
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arrive verb [I] (BEGIN)

to happen or start to exist: The leaves starting to turn brown is a sign that autumn has arrived. If a baby arrives, it is born: Their baby Olivia arrived on the date she was expected.
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