Phrasal verbs with come

 

COME ABOUT
(intransitive) to happen
How did that come about?

COME ACROSS
(inseparable) to find by chance
As Max was cleaning up his room he came across Mary’s phone number.

COME ALONG
(intransitive) to appear
Max was quite happy until Mary came along.

COME ALONG
(intransitive) to accompany someone who takes the lead
Ralph asked me to come along on the trip, but I decided not to.

COME ALONG
(intransitive) to progress
Things are coming along well at work these days.

COME AROUND
(intransitive) to change one?s opinion or position
After our long debate, Max finally came around to my point of view.

COME BACK
(intransitive) to reply, retort
When Max criticized Mary, Mary came back with some very sharp criticism of Max.

COME BACK
(intransitive) to even the score (sports)
France came back to beat England after being down 1-0 all game.

COME BACK
(intransitive) to recall
I think I remember that story. It?s all coming back to me now.

COME BACK
(intransitive) to be restored
I was sick and weak, but now I feel better and my strength is coming back.

COME BACK
(intransitive) to return to a place one has been before; to return to a previous activity
Max left our office, but quickly came back after discovering he had left his keys here.

COME BY
(inseparable) to obtain (accidentally)
I?m not sure how I came by this hat, but I?ve had it for years.

COME BY
(intransitive) to visit informally
I was in the neighborhood so I thought I would come by to see how you were doing.

COME DOWN
(intransitive) to become sick
Max came down with the flu.

COME DOWN
(intransitive) to reduce to the essential element
In politics everything really just comes down to the economy.

COME DOWN
(intransitive) to precipitate, fall from clouds
Snow has been coming down for about 2 hours now.

COME DOWN
(intransitive) to descend, fall, go down
It?s been hot all day. Finally the temperature is starting to come down a bit.

COME DOWN
(intransitive) to criticize
Max came down on Mary for not washing the dishes after dinner.

COME IN
(intransitive) to arrive, get in
News came in that next year?s car models have just come in.

COME IN
(intransitive) to place in a race or contest
Frank came in second in the Boston Marathon.

COME IN
(intransitive) to be received (signal)
No matter how much Max adjusted the antenna, the radio station just didn?t come in very well.

COME INTO
(inseparable) to acquire
Mary came into a lot of money when her grandfather passed away.

COME OFF
(intransitive) to appear
George doesn?t come off as being very intelligent.

COME OFF
(intransitive) to fare, happen in a particular manner
The meeting came off as well as could be expected.

COME OFF
(inseparable) to have recently completed or recovered from
After coming off a nasty hip injury, Andre went on to win the US Open.

COME ON
(inseparable) to advance progressively
Our soccer game ended as darkness came on.

COME ON
(intransitive) to project a particular personal image
Mary comes on as a very serious person, but is actually quite fun.

COME ON
(intransitive) to start running, become available
I wish the electricity would come on again. It?s dark in here

COME OUT
(intransitive) to become known, to come into public view, to debut
The news of the candidates past sexual misconduct came out just before the election.

COME OUT
(intransitive) to turn out, result
Everything came out fine in the end

COME OUT
(intransitive) to declare one?s position publicly
The senator came out against gay marriage.

COME OUT
(intransitive) to reveal that oneself as homosexual
After years of trying to act straight, Max finally came out.

COME OVER
(intransitive) to change sides
Mary has finally come over to our way of seeing things.

COME OVER
(intransitive) to visit casually
Max and Mary are coming over to watch football tonight.

COME THROUGH
(intransitive) to do what is expected or required
I really needed to get tickets to the show and Max, my buddy, came through for me and got me a pair.

COME THROUGH
(intransitive) to be communicated
Mary?s displeasure with Max really came through when she hit him upside the head.

COME UP
(intransitive) to be mentioned
In Max’s conversation with Mary, the topic of their wedding never came up.

COME UP
(intransitive) to approach, draw near
Mary came up and introduced herself.

COME UP WITH
(inseparable) think of
Max came up with a brilliant idea.

COME UPON
(inseparable) to meet or discover by accident
Max came upon a twenty dollar bill while walking down the street.

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