come along Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “come along” in the English Dictionary

"come along" in British English

See all translations

come along

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


B2 to ​arrive or ​appear at a ​place: Go now and I'll come along ​later. You ​waithalf an ​hour for a ​bus, then three come along at ​once!
More examples


B1 to go ​somewhere with someone: We're going to the ​cinema. Do you ​want to come along? UK used to ​tell someone to ​hurry: Come along - we don't ​want to be late!


C2 to ​start to ​exist: I gave up ​climbing when my first ​child came along.


C2 If something is coming along, it is ​developing or ​improving: Hassan's ​English is really coming along.
(Definition of come along from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come along" in American English

See all translations

come along

phrasal verb with come  us   /kʌm/ verb (past tense came  /keɪm/ , past participle come)
to ​advance or ​improve: How’s ​yourEnglish coming along?
(Definition of come along from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of come along?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“come along” in British English

    Word of the Day


    showing no fear of dangerous or difficult things

    Word of the Day

    Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
    Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
    by Colin McIntosh,
    December 01, 2015
    Are you a fan of shows like Doctor Who and Star Trek? Both shows have been around since the 1960s, and, not surprisingly, have generated some of their own vocabulary, some of which has now entered the Cambridge English Dictionary. The phenomenon of fandom, meaning “the state of being a fan of

    Read More 

    conversational user interface noun
    conversational user interface noun
    November 30, 2015
    a computer interface that provides information to users in normal, conversational speech in response to spoken requests Nearly every major tech company—from Amazon to Intel to Microsoft to Google—is chasing the sort of conversational user interface that Kaplan and his colleagues at PARC imagined decades ago.

    Read More