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come

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcomecome1 /kʌm/ ●●● S1 W1 verb (past tense came /keɪm/, past participle come) [intransitive]  1 move towards somebody/somethingGO TO/ATTEND to move towards you or arrive at the place where you are opp go Let me know when they come. Can you come here for a minute? Come a bit closer and you’ll be able to see better. What time will you be coming home?come in/into/out of etc There was a knock on the door and a young woman came into the room.come to/towards I could see a figure coming towards me.come across/down/up etc As they came down the track, the car skidded.come to do something I’ve come to see Philip.come and do something I’ll come and help you move the rest of the boxes. Come and look at this!come running/flying/speeding etc Jess came flying round the corner and banged straight into me.come to dinner/lunch What day are your folks coming to dinner?here comes somebody/something spoken (=used to say that someone or something is coming towards you) Ah, here comes the bus at last!see thesaurus at arrive2 MOVE WITH somebodygo with somebodyGO if someone comes with you, they go to a place with you We’re going for a drink this evening. Would you like to come?come with I asked Rosie if she’d like to come with us.come along It should be good fun. Why don’t you come along?3 travel to a placeTRAVEL to travel to or reach a place Which way did you come?come through/across/by way of etc They came over the mountains in the north.come from Legend has it that the tribe came from across the Pacific Ocean.come by car/train/bus etc Will you be coming by train? Have you come far (=travelled a long way) today? I’ve come a long way to see you.come 50/100 etc miles/kilometres Some of the birds have come thousands of miles to winter here.4 postARRIVE if a letter etc comes, it is delivered to you by post syn arrive A letter came for you this morning. The phone bill hasn’t come yet.5 TIME/EVENThappenHAPPEN if a time or an event comes, it arrives or happens At last the day came for us to set off. The moment had come for me to break the news to her. The time will come when you’ll thank me for this. Christmas seems to come earlier every year.be/have yet to come (=used when something has not happened yet but will happen) The most exciting part is yet to come. I knew he’d be able to take care of himself, come what may (=whatever happens).6 reach a level/place [always + adverb/preposition]REACH to reach a particular level or placecome up/down She had blonde hair which came down to her waist. The water came up as far as my chest.7 be produced/sold [always + adverb/preposition]EXIST to be produced or sold with particular featurescome in This particular sofa comes in four different colours. Cats come in many shapes and sizes.come with The computer comes complete with software and games.8 order [always + adverb/preposition]BE to be in a particular position in an order, a series, or a listcome before/after P comes before Q in the alphabet.come first/second etc She came first in the 200 metres.9 come open/undone/loose etc10 come to do something11 come and go12 take something as it comes13 have something coming (to you)14 as nice/as stupid etc as they come15 for years/weeks/days etc to come16 in years/days to come17 have come a long way18 come as a surprise/relief/blow etc (to somebody)19 come easily/naturally (to somebody)20 come of age21 come right out with something/come right out and say something22 come clean23 not know whether you are coming or going24 come good/right25 come to pass26 SEXsex informalSEX/HAVE SEX WITH to have an orgasmSPOKEN PHRASES27 come in!28 how come?29 come to think of it/come to that30 come July/next year/the next day etc31 come again?32 don’t come the innocent/victim/helpless male etc with me33 come (now)34 come, come/come now come about come across come across with something come after somebody come along come apart come around come at somebody/something come away come back come before somebody/something come between somebody come by come down come down on somebody come down to somebody/something come down with something come for somebody/something come forward come from somebody/something come in come in for something come into something come of something come off come on come on to somebody/something come out come out at something come out in something come out of something come out with something come over come round come through come through with something come to come under something come up come up against something/somebody come up for something come upon somebody/something come up to something/somebody come up with something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
comeWe're having a meal at my home tomorrow night. Do you want to come?Come a little closer.The phone bill came at a bad time.The camera comes complete with batteries.Winter came early that year.We come here every summer.What time is Dad coming home?My mother's saying she won't come if Richard's here.The excitement comes in the planning of a job from its very birth.Just as our house came into view, one of our horses trotted up to visit.Sarah's coming later on.After supper on my first night back, Clarisa took Janir to bed and never came out of her room.When the visitors come, send them up to my office.Some of the birds have come thousands of miles to winter here.The morning sun came through the doorway.I came to dance thinking it was the art of motion, the art of action.Can you come to my party?He rolled a couple of yards downhill and came to rest in a dwarf willow bush.Christianity came to Russia in 989.You should have come to the concert -- it was really good.Can Billy come too?But when she came up to me after that third seminar I was so shocked and embarrassed that I could barely speak.You want to come with me?Has the mail come yet?come to dinner/lunchShe knew her husband had the hound at their house on the night Sir Henry came to dinner.The rain had ended, and only Anna had come to dinner.The Wizard of the Dribble:A footballing legend comes to lunch.Julia Ashtiany came to lunch recently which was nice.The Shah was the man who came to dinner ... There was an Arab summit coming up.But if you come to dinner tomorrow we can talk about the old days.Why haven't you come to lunch with me?come alongThe work on the new school sports centre is coming on very well.We're going to Ben's - do you want to come along?We were having a good time until Ronnie came along.I was studying to be an accountant, but then the baby came along and I had to give it all up.Bill and I waited an hour for a bus, and then four of them came along at once.By the time her third child came along, Mrs Jones had strong ideas on how children should be brought up."How's your project coming along?" "Oh, fine, thanks."Mary's reading and writing has really started to come along recently.Brittany can come along too, if she wants.come a long wayHe had come a long way.He has, with more than 30 victories worldwide, come a long way.We certainly have come a long way.I had come a long way from North Chittendon, but some things, it appeared, did not change.He had come a long way from there to this home in Ireland.This little gem has come a long way in design since its launch last year.Shonen Knife has come a long way in the last 15 years.Still, they had come a long way since their managerial debut.come what mayYou have to assume that Mobs will occasionally fall prey to animosity come what may.Some people are getting out of the country fast, but my cousin's family has decided to stay, come what may.It is not that the arbitrator's word is an absolute reason which has to be obeyed come what may.Nor should it be a policy document to be rigidly adhered to, come what may.Should it adopt a target for money supply growth, say, and stick to it come what may?The conference is scheduled to go ahead come what may.The public will have to foot a large bill come what may.The shuttle is heading into the air come what may.I'll be there come what may. I promise.This time, come what may, I was not about to let them interfere.I decided that, come what may, the three of us could handle it.come up/downLearning from adversity is another theme that comes up again and again in this book, often with different spins.My grandmother came up and talked to her daughter constantly, although she gave no sign of hearing her.They came down the steps at the side of the tunnel and disappeared into the darkness.What kept her from coming down to bathe and witness the enjoyment her child got out of being on the seashore?And a dream come true ... The advert for grandparents that came up trumps.Apparently nobody at Tucson Water could come up with the names.On the other, he has to come up with things to say to the hungry hordes outside the 49ers locker room.comes complete withAtari Lynx 2 worth £99.99 comes complete with a Batman Returns game guaranteed to keep you occupied for hours.Made from teak, it has smooth round arms and rockers and comes complete with a beige cushion.The new one comes complete with a point ring measure and point guard.The steel bracket comes complete with all fixings and is available in black or white.The Cord Maker comes complete with an explanatory instruction leaflet, containing suggestions for using the finished braids and cords.The Elektra is designed for the intermediate player and comes complete with racket bag.It comes complete with the links to download the software that needed for video phone calls and such like.come first/second etcBut always, her work came first.With time to spare, the Age Bulgers dominated all levels of politics and made sure their special interests came first.The comfort and convenience of the president himself comes first in the use of all these facilities.Politics and self-preservation must come first, never mind the majority of the people.After the deadline will be processed first come first served.She definitely didn't come first with him.
comecome2 noun [uncountable] informal  SEX/HAVE SEX WITHa man’s semen (=the liquid he produces during sex)
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Verb table
come
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycome
he, she, itcomes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycame
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave come
he, she, ithas come
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad come
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill come
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have come
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coming
he, she, itis coming
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you, we, theyare coming
Past
I, he, she, itwas coming
you, we, theywere coming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coming
he, she, ithas been coming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coming
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