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arrive

verb [I]
 
 
/əˈraɪv/
REACH A2 to get to a place: When he first arrived in New York, he didn't speak a word of English. We were the last to arrive at the station. A letter arrived for you this morning.Arriving, entering and invading
arrive at an answer/decision/conclusion, etc to find an answer to a problem or make a decision after a lot of discussion: We didn't arrive at any firm conclusions.Solving and solutionsDecisions and deciding
HAPPEN to happen or start to exist: Summer had finally arrived.Starting and beginningStarting again
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