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come to sth

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

B2 to be a ​particulartotal when ​numbers or ​amounts are ​added together: That comes to £25.

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  • (REACH)

B2 to ​reach a ​particularpoint or ​state: His ​hair comes ​right down to his ​shoulders. He's ​tiny, he doesn't ​even come up to my ​chest! And now I come to (= I will ​mention) my ​mainpoint. The ​war had just come to an end (= ​ended). The ​carspun off the ​road, ​turned over ​twice and came to rest (= ​stoppedmoving) in a ​field. We may have to ​sell the ​house, but I ​hope it won't come to that.
come to nothing
If ​plans come to nothing, they ​fail: So much ​effort and ​planning, and it's all come to nothing.
(Definition of come to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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come to sth

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb
to be a particular ​amount or ​number after a mathematical ​calculation: The ​totalcost came to $20,000.
to ​reach a particular ​condition or ​stage: come to a halt/end In the past few months ​forwardmomentum has come to a halt.come to a decision/agreement/conclusion I am confident the two ​sides will come to ​agreement.
(Definition of come to sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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