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come along

verb uk phrasal verb with come   /kʌm/ (came, come) us  


B2 to arrive or appear at a place: Go now and I'll come along later. You wait half an hour for a bus, then three come along at once!Arriving, entering and invading


B1 to go somewhere with someone: We're going to the cinema. Do you want to come along?Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way UK used to tell someone to hurry: Come along - we don't want to be late!Expressions telling people to hurry up


C2 to start to exist: I gave up climbing when my first child came along.Existing and being


C2 If something is coming along, it is developing or improving: Hassan's English is really coming along.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
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