come*/*/*/

[kʌm]
(past tense came [keɪm] ; past participle come) verb
1) to move to the place where the person who is speaking is, or to the place that they are going, or to the place that they are talking about
Billy, I want you to come here at once![/ex]
A tall woman in black was coming across the lawn.[/ex]
All the glasses came crashing onto the floor.[/ex]
She's got someone coming this morning to fix the computer.[/ex]
Come and tell me all about it.[/ex]
2) to reach a particular state
We came to the conclusion that she must be telling the truth.[/ex]
All good things must come to an end.[/ex]
When the Conservatives came to power they continued these policies.[/ex]
3) to start being a different state or condition
The new changes will come into effect next month.[/ex]
As we turned the corner, the Eiffel Tower came into view (= started to be seen).[/ex]
4) to reach a particular point or level
The road comes as far as the post office and then ends.[/ex]
The water came up to my shoulders.[/ex]
5) if something such as a letter or message comes, you receive it
The news came at the perfect time.[/ex]
6) to happen
Gorbachev's resignation came after seven tough years in office.[/ex]
It came as no surprise that she left the company.[/ex]
7) to be produced or sold
The dress comes in yellow or blue.[/ex]
All new cars come with one year's free insurance.[/ex]
8) to be in a particular position in a series or list or at the end of a race
July comes before August.[/ex]
She came first in a national poetry competition.[/ex]
come naturally / easily / easy (to sb) — to be easy for someone to do[/ex]
[i]Fame and fortune have come easily to Carmen.[/ex]
come undone/untied/unstuck etc — to become undone/untied/unstuck etc[/ex]
Be careful! Your shoelaces have come undone.[/ex]
here comes sb — used for telling another person that someone is moving towards you[/ex]
Here comes Dad, and he doesn't look very happy.[/ex]
to come — in the future[/ex]
We were to remain enemies for years to come.[/ex]
- come about
- come across
- come across sb/sth
- come after sb
- come along
- come apart
- come around
- come at sb
- come at sth
- come back
- come between sb
- come by (sth)
- come by sth
- come down
- come down on sb
- come down to sth
- come down with sth
- come forward
- come from sth
- come in
- come in for sth
- come into sth
- come of sth
- come off
- come off (sth)
- come on
- come out
- come out in sth
- come out with sth
- come over
- come over sb
- come round
- come through
- come through sth
- come to
- come to sb
- come to sth
- come under sth
- come up
- come up against sth
- come up to sth
- come up with sth
- come upon sb/sth
- come with sth

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • Come — Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • come — ► VERB (past came; past part. come) 1) move, travel, or reach towards or into a place thought of as near or familiar to the speaker. 2) arrive. 3) happen; take place. 4) occupy or achieve a specified position in space, order, or priority: she… …   English terms dictionary

  • come — [kum] vi. came, come, coming [ME comen < OE cuman, akin to Goth qiman, Ger kommen < IE base * gwem , *gwā , to go, come > L venire, to come, Gr bainein, to go] 1. to move from a place thought of as “there” to or into a place thought of… …   English World dictionary

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  • come on — {v.} 1. To begin; appear. * /Rain came on toward morning./ * /He felt a cold coming on./ 2. To grow or do well; thrive. * /The wheat was coming on./ * /His business came on splendidly./ 3. or[come upon]. To meet accidentally; encounter; find. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come on — {v.} 1. To begin; appear. * /Rain came on toward morning./ * /He felt a cold coming on./ 2. To grow or do well; thrive. * /The wheat was coming on./ * /His business came on splendidly./ 3. or[come upon]. To meet accidentally; encounter; find. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come — O.E. cuman come, approach, land; come to oneself, recover; arrive; assemble (class IV strong verb; past tense cuom, com, pp. cumen), from P.Gmc. *kwem (Cf. O.S. cuman, O.Fris. kuma, M.Du. comen, Du. komen, O.H.G. queman, Ger. kommen, O.N. koma,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • come of — 1. To be a descendant of 2. To be the consequence of, arise or result from 3. To become of • • • Main Entry: ↑come * * * ˈcome of [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Come — S.A. Tipo Sociedad anónima Fundación 18 de julio de 1963, 48 años Sede …   Wikipedia Español

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