come


come
[c]/kʌm / (say kum)

verb (came, come, coming)
verb (i)
1. to move towards the speaker or towards a particular place; approach.
2. to arrive by movement or in course of progress; approach or arrive in time, succession, etc. (sometimes in subjunctive use preceding its subject): when Christmas comes; come Christmas.
3. to move into view; appear: the light comes and goes.
4. to extend; reach: the shorts will come to your knees.
5. to take place; occur; happen.
6. to occur at a certain point, position, etc.
7. to be available, produced, offered, etc.: toothpaste comes in a tube.
8. to occur to the mind.
9. to befall a person.
10. to issue; emanate; be derived.
11. to arrive or appear as a result: this comes of carelessness.
12. to enter or be brought into a specified state or condition: to come into use.
13. to enter into being or existence; be born.
14. Colloquial to have an orgasm.
verb (copular)
15. to become: to come untied.
16. to turn out to be: his dream came true.
verb (t) Colloquial
17. to produce; cause: don't come that rubbish.
18. to play the part of.
interjection
19.
a. (in the imperative, used to call attention, express remonstrance, etc.): come, that will do.
b. (often repeated in order to comfort, calm, etc.): come, come, what's all the fuss.
noun Also, cum.
20. semen.
phrase
21. as … as they come, as (good, bad, typical, etc.) as can be found: this computer is as fast as they come.
22. come about,
a. to arrive in due course; come to pass.
b. to tack (in a boat).
23. come across,
a. to meet with, especially by chance.: *They would come across signs that the white men had been here –hyllus maris and sonia borg, 1985.
b. Colloquial to pay or give.
c. to communicate successfully; be understood.
d. Colloquial to agree to have sexual intercourse.
24. come again,
a. to return.
b. Colloquial (a request that the speaker repeat what he or she has just said.)
25. come along,
a. to progress: how's your project coming along?
b. to proceed in company with another or others: when we left, she decided to come along.
c. (a request for someone to make haste, hurry, or make an effort.)
26. come and …, (a phrase creating an imperative): come and see what I have done.
27. come around,
a. to relent.
b. to recover consciousness; revive.
c. to change direction, point of view, etc.
28. come at,
a. to rush at; attack.
b. Colloquial to agree to do: he won't come at that.
29. come back,
a. to return, especially in memory.
b. to return to a former position or state.
c. to retort.
d. to be reincarnated: to come back as a dog.
30. come back at, to retaliate against.
31. come by,
a. to obtain; acquire.
b. to stop for a brief visit.
32. come clean, Colloquial to confess: after years of lying they have finally come clean.
33. come down,
a. to be handed down by tradition or inheritance.
b. to travel, especially from a town.
c. to cease to be under the effects of a drug.
d. (of a river) to flood.
e. British to leave a university.
34. come down (heavily) on, to punish severely: *The system has come down on us like a ton of bricks and we want to find a way out from under the rubble. –sunday herald, 1992.
35. come down in the world, to lose wealth, rank, etc.
36. come down off, to cease to feel the heightened effects of (a drug, an exhilarating experience, etc.)
37. come down with, to become afflicted with, especially with a disease.
38. come forward, to offer one's services, etc.; volunteer.
39. come from,
a. to derive or be obtained from.
b. to live in, or to have been born or brought up in: I come from Perth.
40. come from behind, to improve (in sport, business, etc.) so as to overtake rivals: *We have come from behind five or six times this year to win –west australian, 1991.
41. come good, Colloquial to improve after an unpromising beginning.
42. come home with a wet sail, Colloquial to achieve success despite adversity.
43. come in,
a. to enter.
b. to arrive.
c. to become useful, fashionable, etc.
d. to finish in a race or competition.
e. (of odds on a horse, dog, etc.) to become lower.
f. (of the milk of a newly lactating mother) to surge in volume and to change in composition usually three or four days after a baby's birth.
g. Aboriginal English to move from the bush or an Aboriginal camp to an urban centre of white settlement, with the consequent abandonment of traditional culture.
h. Colloquial to be duped; fall for a trick.
44. come in handy, Colloquial to be useful.
45. come in spinner, Colloquial (in two-up, a call to the spinner to toss the coins.)
46. come into,
a. to get.
b. to inherit.
47. come nothing, Prison Colloquial to make no admissions.
48. come of age,
a. to reach the age of legal responsibility.
b. to become mature: the nation has come of age.
49. come off,
a. to happen; occur.
b. to be completed; result: how did the game come off?
c. to reach the end; acquit oneself: to come off with honours.
d. to become detached or unfastened: the button came off in my hands.
50. come off it, Colloquial (a request that someone be reasonable): Come off it, mate!
51. come on,
a. to meet unexpectedly: they came on a small creek where they stopped.
b. to make progress; develop: the project has come on since she took over.
c. to appear onstage: the applause when he came on was deafening.
d. to begin; start: the rain came on suddenly.
e. (usually imperative) to hurry: come on or we'll be late.
f. to germinate, as grain.
g. (a sporting barracker's cry): come on the Blues!
h. (used imperatively as an exhortation to another to change their point of view to agree with the speaker).
52. come on (a bit) strong, to express oneself rather too forcefully.
53. come one's guts, Colloquial to confess.
54. come on to, Colloquial to make sexual advances to.
55. come out,
a. to appear; be published.
b. to be revealed; show itself.
c. to make a debut in society, on the stage, etc.
d. to emerge; reach the end.
e. (of a photograph) to be developed successfully.
f. to declare one's homosexuality.
g. Obsolete to leave Europe or America to make a home in Australia.
h. to turn out (as specified): the clothes came out clean.
56. come out of the woodwork, to appear as from nowhere.
57. come out on, to declare support for: to come out on abortion.
58. come out on the side of, to support publicly.
59. come out with,
a. to tell; say.
b. to bring out; publish.
c. to blurt out.
60. come over, to happen to; affect: what's come over him?
61. come round,
a. to relent.
b. to recover consciousness; revive.
c. to change direction, point of view, etc.
62. come the double on, Colloquial to take a second portion or share, especially when doing so deceitfully: *Because he's been coming the double / On clients, has `Gentleman, One' –AB (Banjo) Paterson, 1917.
63. come the … on, to attempt a specified deception: don't come the martyr on me.
64. come the raw prawn, Colloquial (sometimes followed by with) to try to put over a deception. {Phrase Origin: a British colloquialism for a fool (see prawn def. 2)
65. come through,
a. to succeed; reach an end.
b. to do as expected or hoped.
c. to pass through.
66. come to,
a. to recover consciousness.
b. to amount to; equal.
c. to take the way off a vessel, as by bringing its head into the wind, anchoring, etc.
67. come to heel,
a. (of a dog) to fall in behind the owner, following in the to-heel position. See heel1 (def. 22a).
b. to submit to someone's control; follow commands obediently and submissively.
68. come to light, to be found after a lapse of time.
69. come to light with, to produce; supply.
70. come to pass, to occur.
71. come undone (or unstuck){{}} (or unglued), Colloquial (of a plan or a person) to be shown to be a failure.
72. come up,
a. to arise; present itself.
b. to be presented for discussion or consideration.
c. to arrive; travel, especially to a town.
d. to finish up (as specified), especially after cleaning or polishing: the table came up shiny.
e. British to come into residence at a school or university.
73. come up against, to meet, as a difficulty or opposition.
74. come up to,
a. to equal.
b. to approach; near.
75. come up trumps, to be successful; perform well. {Phrase Origin: from card games. See trump1.}
76. come up with,
a. to produce; supply.
b. to present; propose.
c. to come level with (another person, vehicle, boat, etc.).
77. come upon, to meet unexpectedly.
78. how come, (a question asking how a situation described has arisen): how come you're not going?
{Middle English comen, Old English cuman}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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