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"arrive" in British English

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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 ​yourtrain 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 ​leavesstarting to ​turnbrown 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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(Definition of arrive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arrive" in American English

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arriveverb [I]

 us   /əˈrɑɪv/
to come to a ​place, esp. after ​traveling: What ​time is ​theirplanescheduled to arrive? If someone or something arrives, it ​appears: Sausages ​suddenly arrived on ​ourtable. infml Someone who has arrived has ​becomesuccessful: When they ​sent a ​limo for us, I ​knew we’d arrived.
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(Definition of arrive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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