Adjective "come" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Move or travel towards or into a place thought of as near or familiar to the speaker.
  1. 'I came here on holiday with my parents'
  2. 'As we come near, their strange familiarity becomes simply strange.'
  3. 'If anyone comes near me, I'll just point to my shoes and tell them I'm wired.'
  4. 'They fly or flee when we come near, scared that we might harm them.'
  5. 'No-one would come near the fence because he would start barking.'
  6. 'If they get upset, they may become curious and come near the boat.'
  7. 'Use your defense moves if anyone that looks suspicious comes near you.'
  8. 'The men in the bar who had been so eager to drink with him now moved away when he came near them.'
  9. 'When you're in the field, you only have to move if the ball comes near you.'
  10. 'As he comes near he widens his eyes still further and arches his eyebrows in an enquiring expression but she shakes her head and he wanders away again.'
  11. 'The torch moved, came near his face and light shone over his features.'
  12. 'we walked along till we came to a stream'
  13. 'my trunk hasn't come yet'
  14. 'The bill came and she reached into her handbag to find her wallet.'
  15. 'My prediction with the pizza was right and ten minutes after it came, she arrived.'
  16. 'I don't think he will because, when he came back to the club, he didn't come as a manager or a coach.'
  17. 'None of this puts you in a good mood, but when they came, the main courses weren't bad.'
  18. 'When I arrived, she came outside with the help of 2 other guys who she works with.'
  19. 'Meg and Jo wait for their mother, but she is late in coming because her train has been delayed by a snowstorm.'
  20. 'Then the treasure trove panel awarded the stone to Shetland, so it came to our local museum, which is where it would have come anyway.'
  21. 'the path comes straight down'
  22. 'she heard the train coming'
  23. 'He kept on coming until we were close, only a few centimeters apart, all I had to do was breathe in deeply and we would be touching.'
  24. 'He must have warned them we were coming because as we approached the other two swirled around to look.'
  25. 'I do know an alert crewman had saved us from coming extremely close.'
  26. 'But, as he neared the ground, other instructors noticed that he was coming too close to farm buildings and a spectator area.'
  27. 'This is what I mean about coming too close to something mean, nasty and permanently polluted.'
  28. 'As police sirens wailed in the distance, coming ever closer, she called her boys off.'
  29. 'The shape darted behind trees and through the shadows, coming ever closer to the failing glow of the cinders.'
  30. 'She swerved into a spot, coming dangerously close to the car next to us.'
  31. 'On the other, Dave is coming dangerously close to overstepping the line of acceptable behavior!'
  32. 'He shook his head, coming even closer until his lips were inches away from her.'
  33. 'come and live with me'
  34. figurative 'we have come a long way since Aristotle'
  35. 'And now you come and sit with me and look at our viewers and say here's the truth.'
  36. 'Please come and support the event, which is being held in aid of community care.'
  37. 'So come and chortle, chuckle and giggle your way through a fun filled weekend with excellent stand up comedy and family fun.'
  38. 'It is always a living Canadian author, who will come and be involved in events in the community.'
  39. 'If that happens to you in your life, you come and talk to me about it and reassure them that they're safe and sound in your care.'
  40. 'If you thought dance-film/video was all about music clips, then come and find out what else it can be.'
  41. 'This is the final so come and laugh at the ones that made it.'
  42. 'Then the people who did the road works came and dug the path up and found the fault.'
  43. 'There were those investors who at least did come and started some ventures of some kind.'
  44. 'So come and enjoy the event and let's all have a safe and fun-filled day.'
  45. 'he's coming along nicely'
  46. 'He noticed over the following six months that he was developing symptoms which came on after he had been lifting the heavier kegs of beer.'
  47. 'Come, come, child, don't thank me'
  48. 'Before coming to this CPS type approach, someone may say to you, ‘Well, come, come, are you not moving the responsibility for managing staff away from managers?’'
Occur; happen; take place.
  1. 'his father waited for a phone call that never came'
  2. 'Yet all this came without the grinding regimen of tuition centres and coaching colleges.'
  3. 'It came only after yet another procedural skirmish about the agenda and the debate was quite chaotic and confusing.'
  4. 'This comes as a huge blow to the night scene - we have lost the venue that brought us our first ever 16-hour parties!'
  5. 'The week passed, and the week when her father was supposed to arrive finally came.'
  6. 'It came without warning, as if a switch flicked, initiating a flood of brightness.'
  7. 'A feint can force your enemy to tie down huge amounts of forces to protect against an attack that never comes.'
  8. 'But the pinnacle of her singles career came when she reached the semi-finals of the French Open last month.'
  9. 'Every such situation, every routine, is but an illusion, and he who is tempted to believe in it will not be prepared for the blow when it comes.'
  10. 'The sounds are familiar and pleasant, but they belong to another time - a time that has not yet come.'
  11. 'But this scene, coming as close to the closing moments of the film as it does, confuses things.'
  12. 'a voice came from the kitchen'
  13. 'It came as no surprise to me that this woman's music is deep and emotionally honest, just like her name.'
  14. 'The conviction, which means I can no longer practice law, came as a total surprise.'
  15. 'Like others, I found the ending frustrating, but it came as a relief too.'
  16. 'He said he was aware of Ben's work but it came as a major surprise to him that the artist was now living in County Galway.'
  17. 'The admission came as the court heard the first forensic evidence in the case.'
  18. 'It came as such a shock, and our worlds literally fell in.'
  19. 'What happened was horrendous and came as a very big shock.'
  20. 'After two false labours, it came as a relief for all of us.'
  21. 'There's simply nowhere to put the patients but it came as a surprise when we heard that adults were being put in with the children's ward.'
  22. 'Her death at the age of 56 came as a shock; she'd recently been touring in Europe and had been planning a US tour.'
  23. 'as an actor your style and personality must come through'
  24. 'Many, however, come across as parodies of the cheerfully uninformed American undergraduate.'
  25. 'I expect it would come across as a very cold, blustery place, but yet with this sort of eerie beauty of Saturn in the sky.'
  26. 'After all, I appeared to be a bookworm sort of fellow trying to come across as tough.'
  27. 'Her character didn't come across as compassionate and concerned, except in how it directly influenced her.'
  28. 'I know some of this opinion may come across as very strong, but it is something I feel so strongly about and it is something which I carry around with me everyday of my life.'
  29. 'But he actively engaged in bureaucratic ploys so he could come across as the loyal soldier and cover his tracks.'
  30. 'But those in control, although they want to come across as one of the common people, aren't prepared to give up their handle on power.'
  31. 'When all is said and done, they come across as a rock 'n' roll Motown wall of sound.'
  32. 'If you introduce a pre-show element, be sure it relates to the show and doesn't come across as a cheap marketing gimmick.'
  33. 'But quite a few of the others come across as frivolous, apathetic, foolish or all of the above.'
  34. 'the basic idea came to me while reading an article'
  35. 'As the building grew larger and larger with our approach, the thought came unbidden to my mind.'
  36. 'So far, though, none of the progressive groups that come readily to mind seem interested.'
  37. 'Kafka's story The Hunger Artist, the tale of an artist whose medium is public fasting, comes most vividly to mind.'
  38. 'It is the memory that comes even as we walk right now, here on this bend.'
  39. 'Avuncular is the word that comes most readily to mind.'
  40. 'She sinks into her bed, memories and questions coming forth in her mind.'
  41. 'And the one which comes immediately to mind, is the current rigidity in the issuance of visas to would-be tourists.'
  42. 'The blush only doubled after his speech, imagines coming unbidden to her mind.'
  43. 'These are just the ones that come immediately to mind at 6 a.m. after no sleep, I might add.'
  44. 'Yes, it came to me on a train going from Manchester to London in England and it came very suddenly.'
Take or occupy a specified position in space, order, or priority.
  1. 'I make sure my kids come first'
  2. 'she came second among sixty contestants'
  3. 'If it comes second you only get the winnings you would have earned if you'd only bet on it to place.'
  4. 'I entered the contest and came second in the local finals.'
  5. 'All those children who came first, second and third in the local athletics event have qualified for the county final.'
  6. 'They have so much respect for writers, even ones that don't come first or second.'
  7. 'Any athlete who comes first, second or third in more than one event should tell the announcer their preference for selection before the end of the meeting.'
  8. 'Teachers had teams in certain races and unflinchingly came last every single time.'
Pass into a specified state, especially one of separation or disunion.
  1. 'Both men suffered facial injuries and one needed surgery to stitch together a piece of skin that had come apart from the left side of his nose.'
  2. 'So it came to pass that life is coming apart - and just when I needed it to stay together.'
  3. 'It seemed to be coming apart, and that seemed to, if anything, spur the negotiations.'
  4. 'The box didn't so much open as separate, coming apart into two pieces that barely looked like they'd fit together.'
  5. 'She is coming apart, the way a braid does when one has been swimming a long time.'
  6. 'There is no seismic movement; the fabric of reality doesn't suddenly come apart at the seams.'
  7. 'Just when they seemed to be coming apart at the seams, they struck a purple patch and put Wicklow asleep with some wonderful football.'
  8. 'This film shows the family, especially the dad, coming apart at the seams.'
  9. 'I look at myself and wonder if I'm coming apart at the seams.'
  10. 'As a result, traditional systems of helping the aged are coming apart.'
  11. 'you will come to no harm'
  12. 'the vehicle came to rest against a traffic signal'
  13. 'When it comes to a situation where parents' individual interests contravene public interests, there is a need to weigh up all the interests involved.'
  14. 'If it comes to the situation when it's up to me to make the decision, then naturally this will be taken into consideration.'
  15. 'After evaluating ratings of articles by medical editors and narrowing the field, the staff must come to agreement on a single entry.'
  16. 'The situation's coming to a head, and he doesn't have many more chances to stall the inevitable.'
  17. 'Essex Police were this week looking into the situation before coming to a decision on whether to contest the merit of the temporary order or not.'
  18. 'On the other hand, if the global conditions continue to push oil prices higher, the Chancellor's attempts to calm the situation may come to naught.'
  19. 'However in their earnestness to achieve optimum results some voluntary organisations tend to lose direction, often resulting in their efforts coming to a nought.'
  20. 'he had come to realize she was no puppet'
  21. 'We might act on a preference about what to buy or do, and then come to realize that it was not worth it.'
  22. 'Few great players get to know links courses, though, without coming to love them.'
  23. 'Through the practice of meditation one comes to realize the true nature of mind.'
  24. 'In coming to terms with this situation, teachers need to accept the loss of some traditional deference.'
  25. 'The album, which was two years in the making, is the result of his coming to terms with many issues in his life.'
Be sold, available, or found in a specified form.
  1. 'the shirts come in three sizes'
  2. 'The meals, which cost £3.99 each, come with a choice of four salads plus any drink.'
  3. 'We order a pavlova that comes with meringue so rock solid and hard we would have been better off with pneumatic drill than a spoon.'
  4. 'It came with two large orders of mashed potatoes and coleslaw and a bunch of biscuits.'
  5. 'The build quality was up to scratch, the cars looked gorgeous and came, of course, with those pacy motors.'
  6. 'There are only two of these houses, which come with garages, still available.'
  7. 'I take numerous pills and every container I open comes with a pamphlet warning of possible side effects.'
  8. 'It comes with 25 activity cards each with two sides.'
  9. 'Take out the material that comes with the thermometer and read it.'
  10. 'The router is also a space saver and comes with an accessory stand that lets you position the device on its side.'
  11. 'Everything else comes with health warnings, so why not?'
Have an orgasm.


    When a specified time is reached or event happens.
    1. 'And he predicted that the continuing fall-out from the war could prove crucial come polling day.'
    2. 'We can only hope for a repeat performance of last week come this weekend.'
    3. 'She would enjoy his young years and try to gave him a base foundation to work with come his adolescent years.'
    4. 'If come January, he's way ahead in the polls, Clark will be able to get away with this approach.'
    5. 'Imagine slipping this on come boxing day when the family comes around?'


    Semen ejaculated at an orgasm.

      More definitions

      1. to approach or move toward a particular person or place: Come here. Don't come any closer!

      2. to arrive by movement or in the course of progress: The train from Boston is coming.

      3. to approach or arrive in time, in succession, etc.: Christmas comes once a year. I'll come to your question next.

      4. to move into view; appear.

      5. to extend; reach: The dress comes to her knees.

      6. to take place; occur; happen: Success comes to thos

      More examples(as adjective)

      "systems can be come with licences."

      "people can be come to terms."

      "people can be come to places."

      "regulations can be come into things."

      "people can be come to conclusions."

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