This mess comes of your carelessness.
An example of come is when you say the time has arrived for dinner.
A good idea just came to me.
My work comes first.
An example of come is when someone moves from their spot across the room over to where you are.
No good can come of this.
The moon came over the horizon.
The game will be played tomorrow, come rain or shine.
- In the second person, with relation to the speaker.come to me, will you come to the dance tonight?.
- In the first person, with relation to the person addressed.I will come to see you.
- In the third person, with relation to the person or thing approached.He came into the room.
Help will come.
The bus line comes near the hotel.
Success came to him early in life.
Her name finally came to him.
After 9 comes 10
Illness may come from a poor diet.
To get what is coming to one.
The house came to him on the death of his father.
This word has come into use.
My shoe came loose.
This dress comes in four sizes.
Oh come! it's not that bad.
Water that came to my waist.
My friend comes from Chicago.
Expenses came to more than income.
Shoes that come in all sizes.
- To fail utterly.
- Used as a request to repeat what was said.
- To confess all.
- To punish, oppose, or reprimand severely and often with force:A district attorney who came down hard on drug dealers.
- To confront or deal with forthrightly:When you come right down to it, you have to admit I'm correct.
- To amount to in essence:It comes down to this: the man is a cheat.
- To become sick with (an illness):Came down with the flu.
- To receive; be subjected to:Came in for harsh criticism.
- To get possession of what belongs to one.
- To obtain rightful recognition or prosperity:A concert pianist who has at last come into his own.
- To stop acting or speaking foolishly or pretentiously. Often used in the imperative.
- To put into words; say:Always comes out with the truth.
- To reveal publicly:Came out with a new tax package.
- To begin a physical fight.
- To meet with disaster; fail.
- To confront squarely and attempt to deal decisively with:
- To be clearly revealed or disclosed:
- To come to accept; become reconciled to:Finally came to terms with his lack of talent.
- To reach mutual agreement:The warring factions have at last come to terms.
- To happen as predicted:My fondest dreams have at last come true.
- To encounter, especially a difficulty or major problem.
- To bring forth, discover, or produce:Came up with a cure for the disease.
- among the best (or toughest, strongest, etc.)
- to happen; occur
- to turn about
- to change course so that the sail or sails shift from one side of the vessel to the other, esp. to do so as by turning the bow into and across the wind; tack
- to meet by accident; find by chance
- to be effective, readily understood, etc.
- to give, do, or say what is wanted; provide (with what is needed)
- to seem or appear (to be)He comes across as a shy person.
- what did you say? please repeat that!
- to become excited, enthusiastic, etc.
- to become exciting, interesting, etc.New curtains made the room come alive.
- to appear or arrive
- to proceed or succeed
- the meal is ready!
- to revive; recover
- to make a turn or change in direction
- to concede or yield, as to a demand
- to come to visit
- to reach; attain
- to approach angrily or swiftly, as in attacking
- to return
- to make a comeback
- to cause estrangement between; divide
- to get; acquire; gain
- to pay a visit
- to suffer loss in status, wealth, etc.
- to take place; happen
- to scold; criticize harshly
- to contract (a cold, flu, etc.)
- to offer one's services, testimony, etc.; volunteer
- to enter
- to arrive
- to begin to be used; come into fashion
- to start producing, as an oil well
- to finish in a competitive eventHe came in fifth.
- to get or become eligible to get
- to enter into; join
- to inherit
- to reach the age when one has full legal rightsBaseball came of age in the 1920s.
- to become unfastened or detached
- to happen; occur
- to end up; emerge, as from a contest
- to prove effective, successful, etc.Humor that didn't come off.
- stop acting or talking in that way!
- to make progress
- to meet by accident; find
- to appear, begin to work, make an entrance, etc.
- used to signify
- to make sexual advances toward
- to be disclosed; become evident
- to be offered for public inspection, sale, etc.
- to be formally introduced to society; make a debut
- to end up; turn outHow did the election come out?.
- to become actively homosexual or reveal that one is homosexual
- to announce one's approval of; endorse
- to disclose
- to say; utter; publish
- to offer for public inspection, sale, etc.
- to happen to; occur to; seizeA strange feeling came over me.
- to wear through
- to complete or endure something successfully
- to do what is wanted; provide (with what is needed)
- to recover consciousness
- to arise; beginA light breeze came up.
- to be mentioned, as in a discussion
- to rise or improve, as in status
- to be put forward, as for a vote
- to enter a university
- to meet or encounter by accident
- to attack
- to reach or extend to
- to equal
- to propose, produce, find, suggest, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of come
- Middle English comen from Old English cuman gwā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition