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English definition of “come”


verb [L] (DIFFERENT STATE)    /kʌm/ (came, come)
C2 to change or develop so as to be in a different position or condition : Those pictures will have to come down (= be removed from the wall ). He pulled the knob and it just came off (in his hand ). How many times have you come off that horse ? Two of his teeth came out after he got hit in the face . Can you get this cork to come out of the bottle ? When does the heating come on (= start working )? [+ adj] A wire has come loose at the back. The door came open for no apparent reason .ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently 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 (DIFFERENT STATE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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