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Meaning of "come" in Essential American English Dictionary

come

verb   /kʌm/ ( present participle coming, past tense came, past participle come)
A1 to move or travel toward a person who is speaking: Come here. Can you come to my party? Here comes Adam (= Adam is coming).
A1 to arrive somewhere: I came to see Mr. Curtis. Did the paper come yet?
A1 to go somewhere with the person who is speaking: Come with us later.
A2 to be available to buy in a particular color, size, etc.: Do these socks come in any other color?
B1 to have a particular position in a competition or list: Our team came in third.
to happen: Spring came early this year.
come apart/off to become separated or removed from something: The book came apart in my hands. The handle came off.
how come used to ask why something has happened: How come you didn’t go to the party?
(Definition of come from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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