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come to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with come   /kʌm/ (came, come) us  

(TOTAL)

B2 to be a particular total when numbers or amounts are added together: That comes to £25.
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(REACH)

B2 to reach a particular point or state: His hair comes right down to his shoulders. He's tiny, he doesn't even come up to my chest! And now I come to (= I will mention) my main point. The war had just come to an end (= ended). The car spun off the road, turned over twice and came to rest (= stopped moving) in a field. We may have to sell the house, but I hope it won't come to that.come to nothing If plans come to nothing, they fail: So much effort and planning and it's all come to nothing.

(DECIDE)

If you come to a decision, arrangement, etc., you make a decision or decide what to think about something: We haven't come to a decision on the matter yet. Have you come to any conclusions about the story yet?
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