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Meaning of "come" in Essential English Dictionary

come

verb   /kʌm/ (coming, came, 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’ve come to see Mr Curtis. Has 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 colour, size, etc.: Do these socks come in any other colour?
B1 to have a particular position in a competition or list: Our team came third.
to happen: Spring has come 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?
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