Meaning of “come from somewhere/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"come from somewhere/sth" in British English

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come from somewhere/sth

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

A1 to be born, got from, or made in a particular place:

She comes from Italy.
Some of the best wines come from France.
Does that quote come from Shakespeare?
She could hear banging coming from the room upstairs.
Where will the money for the project come from?

More examples

  • He's American but his family come/comes from Ireland.
  • They come from a privileged/wealthy background.
  • The two passenger trains involved in the accident had both come from southwest London.
  • His family originally came from Ireland, but resettled in the US in the 19th century.
  • I could hear loud snores coming from Jim's bedroom.

(Definition of “come from somewhere/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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