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English definition of “come to sth”

come to sth

phrasal verb with come
 
 
/kʌm/ verb (past tense came, past participle come)
TOTAL to be a particular total when numbers or amounts are added together: That comes to 50 euros, please.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
come to a decision/conclusion/arrangement, etc to make a decision or decide what to think about somethingDecisions and deciding
REACH to reach a particular state or situation, especially a bad one: You won't come to any harm.Failing and doing badly
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