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Meaning of “come” - Learner’s Dictionary

come

verb     /kʌm/ ( past tense came, past participle come)
MOVE TOWARDS [I]
A1 to move or travel towards a person who is speaking or towards the place that they are speaking about: Come and see what I've done. Can you come to my party? She came in the evening. The rain came down heavily. Here comes Adam (= Adam is coming).General words for movement
ARRIVE [I]
A1 to arrive somewhere or go to a place: I'll come and see you later. [+ to do sth] I've come to see Mr Curtis. I've come about the job. Has the paper come yet? Dad will come for you at six. We came to a crossroads.General words for movementVisitingArriving, entering and invadingAppearing and disappearing
GO WITH SOMEONE [I]
A1 to go somewhere with the person who is speaking: Come for a walk with us. We're going to the cinema. Do you want to come?Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
come after/first/last, etc
B1 to have or achieve a particular position in a race, competition, list, etc: Our team came third. Sunday comes after Saturday.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive
come past/to/up to, etc
to reach a particular length, height, or depth: The water came up to my waist.Weighing and measuring
come apart/off, etc
to become separated or removed from something: The book came apart in my hands. The handle came off. My shoelaces have come undone. The door came open.Unfastening and openingTearing and breaking into pieces
come easily/easy/naturally
to be very easy for someone: Singing came naturally to Louise.Easiness and simplicity
HAPPEN [I]
B2 to happen: Spring has come early. The worst problems are still to come. I've finished cleaning the bathroom. What comes next?Occurring and happening
how come informal
used to ask why or how something has happened: How come you didn't go to the party?Question words and expressions
come and go
to exist or happen somewhere for a short time and then go away: The feeling of nausea comes and goes.Frequency and regularity - general words
BE AVAILABLE [I]
A2 to be available in a particular size, colour, etc: The table comes in three different sizes. Furniture like this doesn't come cheap.Available and accessiblePresent
come to do sth
to start to do something: I have come to rely on acupuncture. This place has come to be known as 'Pheasant Corner'.Starting and beginningStarting again
when it comes to sth/doing sth
used to introduce a new idea that you want to say something about: When it comes to baking cakes, she's an expert.Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
come to think of it
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