Significado de “come” - en el Diccionario Inglés

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uk /kʌm/ us /kʌm/ came, come

come verb (MOVE TO SPEAKER)

A1 [ I ] to move or travel towards the speaker or with the speaker:

Are you coming with me?
There's a car coming!
Can you come to my party?
Here comes Adam.
She's come 500 km (= has travelled 500 km) to be here with us tonight.
If you're ever in Dublin, come and visit us.
We came by car.
Your father will come for (= to collect) you at four o'clock.
Come forward a bit and stand on the line.
I've come straight from the airport.
The door opened and a nurse came into the room.
[ + to infinitive ] A man's coming to mend the boiler this afternoon.
As he came towards me, I could see he'd been crying.
He thought we'd been picking his apples and came after (= chased) us with a stick.
[ + -ing verb ] He came rushing over when I fell.

Más ejemplos

  • Danny, come here and I'll read you a story.
  • You can only come on the trip if your parents give their consent.
  • It's very kind of you to come all the way to meet me.
  • Don't come too near me - you might catch my cold.
  • Margot came to stay for a week as company for my mother while I was away.

come verb (MOVE TO LISTENER)

A1 [ I ] to move or travel in the direction of the person being spoken to:

"Sal, are you ready?" "Coming."
I'll come and pick you up in the car if you like.
I've come for (= come to get) your census form.
[ + to infinitive ] I've come to read the gas meter.

Más ejemplos

  • I'm afraid that we can't come this evening after all.
  • We'd be delighted to come to dinner on Friday.
  • I might come and visit you in America next year, if I can save enough money.
  • He came and sat down next to me.
  • I came here specially to see you.

come verb (ARRIVE)

A1 [ I ] to get to a particular place:

Has she come yet?
When does the post come?
Hasn't his train come in yet?

Más ejemplos

  • The doctor at the hospital says that she'll be able to come home within two weeks.
  • After you've gained some experience teaching abroad you can come home and get a job.
  • The school is required to notify parents if their children fail to come to school.
  • The men came to remove the rubbish from the backyard.
  • He thumped on the door but nobody came.

come verb (LEAVE)

[ I + adv/prep ] to leave a place:

I had to come away from the party early.
The police watched him come out of the house.

Más ejemplos

  • When he came out of the water, he was trembling with cold.
  • The gunmen were lying in wait when Mr Predit came out of the hotel.
  • We exchanged a few words as we were coming away from the meeting.
  • Her face was a sickly colour when she came out of the dentist's.
  • He came off the tennis court with a twisted ankle.


C2 [ L ] to change or develop so as to be in a different position or condition:

Those pictures will have to come down (= be removed from the wall).
He pulled the knob and it just came off (in his hand).
How many times have you come off that horse?
Two of his teeth came out after he got hit in the face.
Can you get this cork to come out of the bottle?
When does the heating come on (= start working)?
[ + adj ] A wire has come loose at the back.
The door came open for no apparent reason.

Más ejemplos

  • She was clever to sell her apartment just before house prices came down.
  • I heard a hiss and a pop as the cork came out of the bottle.
  • I got some stick-on soles for my shoes, but they keep coming off.
  • The roses are just coming into bloom.
  • My shoelaces came undone.

come verb (HAPPEN)

B2 [ I ] to happen:

Spring has come early.
The announcement came at a bad time.
Her resignation came as quite a shock.
informal Come Monday morning (= when it is Monday morning) you'll regret staying up all night.
I'm afraid those days are gone and they'll never come again.

Más ejemplos

  • His death came at a terrible time for Roger.
  • The illness came on top of losing his job.
  • The opportunity to join the expedition came at just the right time for me.
  • The announcement that they were to divorce came as a real shock.
  • It didn't come as any great surprise that she was resigning.

come verb (BE ORDERED)

come after, first, last, etc.

Más ejemplos

  • Whose name comes first in the alphabet?
  • He came second in the 100 metres.
  • The Romans came before the Anglo-Saxons.
  • Who came first: Brahms or Beethoven?
  • She came first out of the whole class in maths.

B1 to have or achieve a particular position in a race, competition, list, etc.:

She came second (US came in second) in the 100 metres.
Z comes after Y in the alphabet.
Which king came after Edward?
April comes before May.
I know the first verse of the song, but I don't know what comes next.

come verb (EXIST)

A2 [ I + adv/prep, not continuous ] to exist or be available:

Do these trousers come in any other colour?
Runners come in all shapes and sizes - fat and thin, short and tall.
This cuddly baby doll comes with her own blanket and bottle.
They're the best sunglasses you can buy, but they don't come cheap (= they are expensive).

Más ejemplos

  • Does this T-shirt come in black?
  • The camera comes with its own carrying case.
  • Mobile phones come in all sorts of shapes and sizes these days.

come verb (SEX)

[ I ] to have an orgasm

comenoun [ U ]

uk /kʌm/ us /kʌm/ slang

(Definición de come del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /kʌm/ past tense came /keɪm/ , past participle come

come verb (APPROACH)

[ I ] to move or travel toward the speaker or with the speaker:

Will you come here, please?
Did you come here by car?
Come on in! The water’s great.
Are you coming over to my house tonight?
Is he coming to the movies with us?
The man is coming to fix the dryer this afternoon.
He came rushing over when I fell.

come verb (MOVE TO LISTENER)

[ I ] to move or travel in the direction of the person being spoken to:

I thought I’d come and see your new house.
I’ve come to read the gas meter.

come verb (ARRIVE)

[ I ] to get to a particular place:

Has the mail come yet?
Spring came early this yearlook at all the flowers!

[ I ] When something comes in it is received:

Reports are just coming in of the fire.

come verb (BE FROM)

[ I always + adv/prep ] to be or start from a particular place:

She comes from Italy.
Does that quotation come from Shakespeare?

come verb (EXIST)

[ I always + adv/prep ] to exist or be available:

The dress comes in three sizessmall, medium, and large.
This cuddly doll comes with her own blanket and bottle.

come verb (HAPPEN)

[ I ] to happen:

Your birthday only comes around once a year.
[ + to infinitive ] How did you two come to be friends?
The earthquake's aftereffects came without warning.

come verb (ORDER)

[ I always + adv/prep ] to be in a particular relation to others in an order:

April comes before May.
In your cookbook you’ll see that pies come under the heading "Desserts."

[ I always + adv/prep ] If something comes under an official organization, that organization is responsible for it:

Snow removal comes under the highway department.

come verb (CHANGE)

to change or be in a different position or condition:

[ L ] A wire had come loose at the back.
[ I always + adv/prep ] He pulled the knob and it came off in his hand.
[ + to infinitive ] I couldn’t stand him at first, but I’ve come to like him.
adjective us /ˈkʌm·ɪŋ/

We look forward to even greater success in the coming year.

(Definición de come del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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