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English definition of “come”


verb [I] (MOVE TO SPEAKER)    /kʌm/ (came, come)
A1 to move or travel towards the speaker or with the speaker : Are you coming with me? There's a car coming! Can you come to my party ? Here comes Adam . She's come 500 km (= has travelled 500 km) to be here with us tonight . If you're ever in Dublin, come and visit us. We came by car . Your father will come for (= to collect ) you at four o'clock. Come forward a bit and stand on the line . I've come straight from the airport . The door opened and a nurse came into the room . [+ to infinitive] A man's coming to mend the boiler this afternoon . As he came towards me, I could see he'd been crying . He thought we'd been picking his apples and came after (= chased ) us with a stick . [+ -ing verb] He came rush ing over when I fell .General words for movement Grammar:ComeGrammar:Come describing movementWe usually use come to talk about movement from the listener to the speaker or from the speaker to the listener.Grammar:Come meaning ‘arrive’We can use come to mean ‘arrive’:Grammar:Come or come to?When we talk about an event which happens because someone comes to a particular place, we use come and:Grammar:Come or go?We use come to describe movement between the speaker and listener, and movement from another place to the place where the speaker or listener is. We usually use go to talk about movement from where the speaker or listener is to another place.
(Definition of come verb (MOVE TO SPEAKER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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