come1 W1S1 [kʌm] v past tense came [keım] past participle come
1¦(move towards somebody/something)¦
2¦(go with somebody)¦
3¦(travel to a place)¦
6¦(reach a level/place)¦
7¦(be produced/sold)¦
9 come open/undone/loose etc
10 come to do something
11 come and go
12 take something as it comes
13 have something coming (to you)
14 as nice/as stupid etc as they come
15 for years/weeks/days etc to come
16 in years/days to come
17 have come a long way
18 come as a surprise/relief/blow etc (to somebody)
19 come easily/naturally (to somebody)
20 come of age
21 come right out with something/come right out and say something
22 come clean
23 not know whether you are coming or going
24 come good/right
25 come to pass
27 come in!
28 how come?
29 come to think of it/come to that
30 come July/next year/the next day etc
31 come again?
32 don't come the innocent/victim/helpless male etc with me
33 come (now)
34 come, come!/come now
Phrasal verbs
 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
[: Old English; Origin: cuman]
to move towards you or arrive at the place where you are
≠ ↑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 sth
I've come to see Philip.
come and do sth
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 sb/sth
[i]spoken (=used to say that someone or something is coming towards you)
Ah, here comes the bus at last!
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?
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.) ¦(POST)¦
if a letter etc comes, it is delivered to you by post
= ↑arrive
A letter came for you this morning.
The phone bill hasn't come yet.
5.) ¦(HAPPEN)¦
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]
to reach a particular level or place
come 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]
to be produced or sold with particular features
come 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]
to be in a particular position in an order, a series, or a list
come 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 etc
to become open etc
His shoelace had come undone.
The rope came loose.
10.) come to do sth
a) to begin to have a feeling or opinion
He came to think of Italy as his home.
I came to believe that he was innocent after all.
b) to do something by chance, without planning or intending to do it
Can you tell me how the body came to be discovered?
come to be doing sth
I often wondered how I came to be living in such a place.
11.) come and go
a) to be allowed to go into and leave a place whenever you want
The students can come and go as they please.
b) to keep starting and stopping
The pain comes and goes.
12.) take sth as it comes
to accept something as it happens, without trying to plan for it or change it
We just take each year as it comes.
He takes life as it comes.
13.) have sth coming (to you) informal to deserve to be punished or to have something bad happen to you
I do feel sorry for him, but I'm afraid he had it coming.
14.) as nice/as stupid etc as they come informal
extremely nice, stupid etc
My uncle Walter is as obstinate as they come.
15.) for years/weeks/days etc to come
used to emphasize that something will continue for a long time into the future
This is a moment that will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.
16.) in years/days to come
in the future
In years to come, some of the practices we take for granted now will seem quite barbaric.
17.) have come a long way
to have made a lot of progress
Computer technology has come a long way since the 1970s.
18.) come as a surprise/relief/blow etc (to sb)
to make someone feel surprised, pleased, disappointed etc
The decision came as a great relief to us all.
The news will come as no surprise to his colleagues.
19.) come easily/naturally (to sb)
to be easy for someone to do
Public speaking does not come easily to most people.
Writing came naturally to her, even as a child.
20.) come of age
a) to reach the age when you are legally considered to be an adult
He'll inherit the money when he comes of age.
b) to develop into an advanced or successful form
Space technology didn't really come of age until the 1950s.
21.) come right out with sth/come right out and say sth informal
to say something in a very direct way, often when other people think this is surprising
You came right out and told him? I don't know how you dared!
22.) come clean informal
to tell the truth about something you have done
come clean about
I think you should come clean about where you were last night.
23.) not know whether you are coming or going informal
to feel very confused because a lot of different things are happening
I don't know whether I'm coming or going this week.
24.) come good/right
BrE informal to end well, after there have been a lot of problems
Don't worry, it'll all come right in the end.
25.) come to pass
literary to happen after a period of time
It came to pass that they had a son.
26.) ¦(SEX)¦ informal
to have an ↑orgasm
27.) spoken come in!
used to tell someone who has knocked on your door to enter your room, house etc
She tapped timidly on the door. 'Come in!' boomed a deep voice from inside.
28.) spoken how come?
used to ask someone why or how something happened
How come you've ended up here?
'Last I heard, she was teaching in Mexico.' 'How come?'
29.) spoken come to think of it/come to that
used to add something that you have just realized or remembered
Come to think of it, George did seem a bit depressed yesterday.
He had never expected to have a wife, or even a girlfriend come to that.
30.) spoken come July/next year/the next day etc
used to talk about at a particular time in the future
Come spring, you'll have plenty of colour in the garden.
31.) spoken come again?
used to ask someone to repeat what they have just said
32.) spoken don't come the innocent/victim/helpless male etc with me
BrE used to tell someone not to pretend that they are something they are not in order to get sympathy or help from you
Don't come the poor struggling artist with me. You're just lazy!
33.) spoken come (now)
old-fashioned used to comfort or gently encourage someone
34.) spoken come, come!/come now
old-fashioned used to tell someone that you do not accept what they are saying or doing
come about phr v
1.) to happen, especially in a way that is not planned
The opportunity to get into computing came about quite by accident.
I don't know how this confusion has come about.
2.) if a ship comes about, it changes direction
come across phr v
1.) come across sb/sth
to meet, find, or discover someone or something by chance
I came across an old diary in her desk.
I've never come across anyone quite like her before.
2.) if an idea comes across well, it is easy for people to understand
Your point really came across at the meeting.
3.) if someone comes across in a particular way, they seem to have particular qualities
= ↑come over come across as
He comes across as a very intelligent, sensitive man.
She sometimes comes across as being rather arrogant.
I don't think I came across very well (=seemed to have good qualities) in the interview.
come across with [come across with sth] phr v
to provide money or information when it is needed
I hoped he might come across with a few facts.
come after [come after sb] phr v
to look for someone in order to hurt them, punish them, or get something from them
She was terrified that Trevor would come after her.
come along phr v
1.) be coming along informal
to be developing or making progress
He opened the oven door to see how the food was coming along.
Your English is coming along really well.
2.) to appear or arrive
A bus should come along any minute now.
Take any job opportunity that comes along.
a) to go to a place with someone
We're going into town - do you want to come along?
b) to go somewhere after someone
You go on ahead - I'll come along later.
4.) come along!
a) used to tell someone to hurry up
= ↑come on
Come along! We're all waiting for you!
b) used to encourage someone to try harder
= ↑come on
Come along! Don't give up yet!
come apart phr v
1.) to split or fall into pieces
I picked the magazine up and it came apart in my hands.
2.) to begin to fail
The whole basis of the agreement was coming apart.
She felt as if her life was coming apart at the seams (=failing completely) .
come around phr v
1.) also come round BrE
to come to someone's home or the place where they work in order to visit them
= ↑come over
I'll come around later and see how you are.
Why don't you come round for lunch?
2.) also come round BrE
to change your opinion so that you now agree with someone or are no longer angry with them
come around to
It took him a while to come around to the idea.
Don't worry - she'll come round eventually.
3.) also come round BrE
if a regular event comes around, it happens as usual
By the time the summer came around, Kelly was feeling much better.
4.) AmE to become conscious again after you have been unconscious
British Equivalent: come round
When she came around her mother was sitting by her bed.
come around from
You might feel a little sick when you come around from the anesthetic.
come at / [come at sb/sth] phr v
1.) to move towards someone in a threatening way
Suddenly, he came at me with a knife.
2.) if images, questions, facts etc come at you, you feel confused because there are too many of them at the same time
Questions were coming at me from all directions.
3.) informal to consider or deal with a problem in a particular way
We need to come at the problem from a different angle.
come away phr v
1.) to become separated from the main part of something
= ↑come off
One of the wires in the plug had come away.
I turned some of the pages and they came away in my hand.
2.) to leave a place with a particular feeling or idea
We came away thinking that we had done quite well.
come away with
I came away with the impression that the school was very well run.
come back phr v
1.) to return to a particular place or person
= ↑return
My mother was scared that if I left home I'd never come back.
Ginny's left me, and there's nothing I can do to persuade her to come back.
2.) to become fashionable or popular again
Who'd have thought hippy gear would ever come back!
High heels are coming back into fashion .
3.) to appear or start to affect someone or something again
= ↑return
The pain in her shoulder was coming back again.
It took a while for my confidence to come back.
4.) if something comes back to you, you remember it or remember how to do it
As I walked the city streets that evening, the memories came flooding back.
come back to
I can't think of her name at the moment, but it'll come back to me.
5.) to reply to someone quickly, often in an angry or unkind way
→↑comeback come back at
He came back at me immediately, accusing me of being a liar.
come before / [come before sb/sth] phr v
to be brought to someone in authority, especially a judge in a law court, to be judged or discussed by them
When you come before the judge, it's best to tell the whole truth.
The case is due to come before the courts next month.
come between [come between sb] phr v
1.) to make people argue and feel angry with each other, when they had been friends before
Nothing will ever come between us now.
I didn't want to come between a husband and wife.
2.) to prevent someone from giving enough attention to something
She never let anything come between her and her work.
come by phr v
1.) come by sth
to manage to get something that is rare or difficult to get
How did you come by these pictures?
Jobs were hard to come by .
2.) come by (sth)
to make a short visit to a place on your way to somewhere else
He said he'd come by later.
I'll come by the house and get my stuff later, OK?
come down phr v
a) if a price, level etc comes down, it gets lower
It looks as if interest rates will come down again this month.
b) to accept a lower price
come down to
He's asking £5000, but he may be willing to come down to £4800.
2.) if someone comes down to a place, they travel south to the place where you are
Why don't you come down for the weekend sometime?
come down to
Are you coming down to Knoxville for Christmas?
3.) to fall to the ground
A lot of trees came down in the storm.
We were still out in the fields when the rain started coming down.
4.) come down on the side of sb/sth also come down in favour of sb/sth
to decide to support someone or something
The committee came down in favour of making the information public.
5.) informal to start to feel normal again after you have been feeling very happy and excited
He was on a real high all last week and he's only just come down.
6.) informal to stop feeling the effects of a strong drug
When I came down, I remembered with horror some of the things I'd said.
7.) BrE old-fashioned to leave a university after completing a period of study
come down on [come down on sb] phr v
to punish someone or criticize them severely
We need to come down hard on young offenders.
I made the mistake of answering back, and she came down on me like a ton of bricks (=very severely) .
come down to / [come down to sb/sth] phr v
1.) if a complicated situation or problem comes down to something, that is the single most important thing
It all comes down to money in the end.
2.) if something old has come down to you, it has been passed between people over a long period of time until you have it
The text which has come down to us is only a fragment of the original.
come down with [come down with sth] phr v
to get an illness
I think I'm coming down with a cold.
come for / [come for sb/sth] phr v
1.) to arrive to collect someone or something
I'll come for you at about eight o'clock.
2.) to arrive at a place in order to take someone away by force
Members of the secret police came for him in the middle of the night.
come forward phr v
to offer help to someone, or offer to do something
So far, only one candidate has come forward.
The police are appealing for more witnesses to come forward with information.
come from / [come from sb/sth] phr v
1.) if you come from a place, you were born there or lived there when you were young
I come from London originally.
2.) to be obtained from a place, thing, or person, or to start or be made somewhere
A lot of drugs come from quite common plants.
My information comes from a very reputable source.
The idea came from America.
3.) to happen as the result of doing something
come from doing sth
Most of her problems come from expecting too much of people.
4.) coming from him/her/you etc
spoken used to say that someone should not criticize another person for doing something, because they have done the same thing themselves
You think I'm too selfish? That's rich coming from you!
5.) where sb is coming from informal
the basic attitude or opinion someone has, which influences what they think, say, or do
I can see where you're coming from now.
come in phr v
1.) if a train, bus, plane, or ship comes in, it arrives at a place
What time does your train come in?
come in to
We come in to Heathrow at nine in the morning.
2.) if money or information comes in, you receive it
Reports are coming in of a massive earthquake in Mexico.
We haven't got enough money coming in.
3.) to be involved in a plan, deal etc
We need some financial advice - that's where Kate comes in.
come in on
You had the chance to come in on the deal.
4.) to join in a conversation or discussion
Can I come in here and add something to what you're saying?
5.) to become fashionable or popular
≠ ↑go out
Trainers really became popular in the 1980s, when casual sportswear came in.
6.) to finish a race
come in first/second etc
His horse came in second to last.
7.) if the ↑tide comes in, the sea moves towards the land and covers the edge of it
≠ ↑go out
come in for [come in for sth] phr v
come in for criticism/blame/scrutiny
to be criticized, blamed etc for something
The government has come in for fierce criticism over its handling of this affair.
come into [come into sth] phr v
1.) to receive money, land, or property from someone after they have died
She'll come into quite a lot of money when her father dies.
2.) to be involved in something
Josie doesn't come into the movie until quite near the end.
Where do I come into all this?
3.) come into view/sight
if something comes into view, you begin to see it
The mountains were just coming into view.
4.) come into leaf/flower/blossom
to start to produce leaves or flowers
The early roses were just coming into flower.
5.) not come into it
spoken used to say that something is not important
Money doesn't really come into it.
6.) come into your own
to become very good, useful, or important in a particular situation
On icy roads, a four-wheel drive vehicle really comes into its own.
come of [come of sth] phr v
to happen as a result of something
I did ask a few questions, but nothing came of it.
That's what comes of not practising - you've forgotten everything!
come off phr v
1.) come off (sth)
to become removed from something
The label had come off, so there was no way of knowing what was on the disk.
2.) come off (sth)
BrE to fall off something
Dyson came off his bike as he rounded the last corner, but wasn't badly hurt.
3.) informal if something that has been planned comes off, it happens
In the end the trip never came off.
4.) informal to be successful
It was a good idea, but it didn't quite come off.
The performance on the first night came off pretty well .
5.) come off sth
to stop taking a drug that you have been taking regularly
It wasn't until I tried to come off the pills that I realized I was addicted.
6.) come off best/better/worst etc
BrE to gain or lose the most, more, the least etc from a situation
As far as pensions go, it's still women who come off worst.
7.) come off it!
BrE spoken used to tell someone that you do not believe what they are saying
Oh come off it! You can't seriously be saying you knew nothing about any of this.
come on phr v
1.) come on!
a) used to tell someone to hurry
Come on, we'll be late!
b) used to encourage someone to do something
Come on, you can do it!
Come on, cheer up!
c) used to tell someone that you know that what they have just said was not true or right
Oh come on, don't lie!
d) used to make someone angry enough to want to fight you
Come on, then, hit me!
2.) come on in/over/up etc
spoken used to tell someone to come in, over, up etc, usually in a friendly way
Come on in - I've made some coffee.
3.) if a light or machine comes on, it starts working
A dog started barking and lights came on in the house.
4.) if an illness comes on, you start to be ill with it
I can feel a headache coming on.
5.) if a television or radio programme comes on, it starts
Just at that moment, the news came on.
6.) if rain or snow comes on, it starts
The rain came on just before lunchtime.
7.) to come onto a stage or sports field
He scored only two minutes after he'd come on.
8.) to improve or make progress
The children are really coming on now.
Your English is coming on really well.
9.) come on sb/sth
to find or discover someone or something by chance
We came on a group of students having a picnic.
10.) come on strong informal
to make it very clear to someone that you think they are sexually attractive
come on to / [come on to sb/sth] phr v
1.) to start talking about a new subject
I'll come on to this question in a few moments.
2.) informal if someone comes on to another person, they make it very clear that they are sexually interested in them
The way she was coming on to Jack, I'm amazed he managed to get out alive!
come out phr v
1.) if something comes out, it is removed from a place
These stains will never come out!
2.) if information comes out, people learn about it, especially after it has been kept secret
No doubt the truth will come out one day.
It's come out that several ministers received payments from the company.
3.) if a photograph comes out, it shows a clear picture
I took loads of photographs, but most of them didn't come out.
Some of the wedding photos have come out really well.
4.) if a book, record etc comes out, it becomes publicly available
When is the new edition coming out?
5.) if something comes out in a particular way, that is what it is like after it has been made or produced
I've made a cake, but it hasn't come out very well.
The cover has come out a bit too big.
6.) if something you say comes out in a particular way, that is how it sounds or how it is understood
His words came out as little more than a whisper.
That didn't come out the way I meant it to.
I tried to explain everything to her, but it came out all wrong (=not in the way I intended) .
7.) if someone comes out in a particular way, that is the situation they are in at the end of an event or series of events
The more experienced team came out on top.
come out of
She came out of the divorce quite well.
8.) to be easy to notice
His right-wing opinions come out quite strongly in his later writings.
9.) to say publicly that you strongly support or oppose a plan, belief etc
come out in favour of
The board of directors has come out strongly in favour of a merger.
come out against
Teachers have come out against the proposed changes.
At least he's got the courage to come out and say what he thinks.
10.) if the sun, moon, or stars come out, they appear in the sky
The sky cleared and the sun came out.
11.) if a flower comes out, it opens
The snowdrops were just starting to come out.
12.) if someone comes out, they say that they are ↑gay when this was a secret before
come out to
That summer, I decided to come out to my parents.
13.) BrE informal to refuse to work, as a protest
Nurses have threatened to come out in support of their pay claim.
We decided to come out on strike .
14.) if a young woman came out in the past, she was formally introduced into upper class society at a large formal dance
come out at [come out at sth] phr v
if something comes out at a particular amount, that is the amount it adds up to
The whole trip, including fares, comes out at $900.
come out in [come out in sth] phr v
come out in spots/a rash etc
if you come out in spots etc, spots appear on your body
If I eat eggs, I come out in a rash.
come out of [come out of sth] phr v
1.) to no longer be in a bad situation
There are signs that the country is coming out of recession.
2.) to happen as a result of something
One or two excellent ideas came out of the meeting.
3.) come out of yourself informal
to start to behave in a more confident way
Penny's really come out of herself since she started that course.
come out with [come out with sth] phr v
to say something, especially something unusual or unexpected
Some of the things he comes out with are so funny!
come over phr v
a) if someone comes over, they visit you at your house
Do you want to come over on Friday evening?
b) if someone comes over, they come to the country where you are
come over to/from
When did your family first come over to America?
2.) come over sb
if a strong feeling comes over you, you suddenly experience it
A wave of sleepiness came over me.
I'm sorry about that - I don't know what came over me (=I do not know why I behaved in that way) .
3.) if an idea comes over well, people can understand it easily
I thought that the points he was making came over quite clearly.
4.) if someone comes over in a particular way, they seem to have particular qualities
= ↑come across
He didn't come over very well (=seem to have good qualities) in the interview.
come over as
She comes over as a very efficient businesswoman.
5.) come over (all) shy/nervous etc informal
to suddenly become very shy, nervous etc
come round phr v
to come around
come through phr v
1.) if a piece of information, news etc comes through, it arrives somewhere
We're still waiting for our exam results to come through.
There is news just coming through of an explosion in a chemical factory.
2.) to be made official, especially by having the correct documents officially approved
I'm still waiting for my divorce to come through.
3.) come through (sth)
to continue to live, be strong, or succeed after a difficult or dangerous time
= ↑survive
If he comes through the operation OK he should be back to normal within a few weeks.
It's been a tough time, but I'm sure you'll come through and be all the wiser for it.
come through with [come through with sth] phr v
to give someone something they need, especially when they have been worried that you would not produce it in time
Our representative in Hong Kong finally came through with the figures.
come to phr v
1.) come to a decision/conclusion/agreement etc
to decide something, agree on something etc after considering or discussing a situation
= ↑reach
We came to the conclusion that there was no other way back to the camp.
If they don't come to a decision by midnight, the talks will be abandoned.
2.) come to a halt/stop
a) to slow down and stop
= ↑stop
The train came to a stop just yards from the barrier.
b) to stop operating or continuing
After the election our funding came to an abrupt halt.
3.) come to sth
to develop so that a particular situation exists, usually a bad one
I never thought it would come to this .
We need to be prepared to fight, but hopefully it won't come to that (=that won't be necessary) .
All those years of studying, and in the end it all came to nothing .
It's come to something when I'm not allowed to express an opinion in my own house!
what is the world/the country etc coming to?
(=used to say that the world etc is in a bad situation)
4.) come to sth
to add up to a total amount
That comes to £23.50.
The bill came to £48.50.
5.) come to sb
if a thought or idea comes to you, you realize or remember something
The answer came to me in a flash.
I've forgotten her name, but maybe it'll come to me later.
6.) to become conscious again after you have been unconscious
When he came to, he was lying on the floor with his hands tied behind his back.
7.) when it comes to sth informal
when you are dealing with something or talking about something
He's a bit of an expert when it comes to computers.
come under [come under sth] phr v
1.) come under attack/fire/scrutiny etc
to be attacked, shot at etc
The government has come under attack from opposition leaders over proposals to cut health spending.
2.) to be governed or controlled by a particular organization or person
The organization comes under the authority of the EU.
3.) if a piece of information comes under a particular title, you can find it under that title
The proposals come under three main headings.
come up phr v
1.) if someone comes up to you, they come close to you, especially in order to speak to you
One of the teachers came up and started talking to me.
come up to
A man came up to him and asked for a light.
2.) if someone comes up to a place, they travel north to the place where you are
come up to
Why don't you come up to New York for the weekend?
3.) if a subject comes up, people mention it and discuss it
= ↑arise
His name came up in the conversation.
The subject of salaries didn't come up.
4.) if a problem or difficulty comes up, it appears or starts to affect you
= ↑arise
I'm afraid I'll have to cancel our date - something's come up .
The same problems come up every time.
5.) if a job or an opportunity comes up, it becomes available
A vacancy has come up in the accounts department.
6.) to be dealt with in a law court
Your case comes up next week.
7.) be coming up
to be going to happen soon
With Christmas coming up, few people have much money to spare.
8.) if the sun or moon comes up, it moves up into the sky where you can see it
= ↑rise
It was six o'clock, and the sun was just coming up.
9.) if a plant comes up, it begins to appear above the ground
The first spring bulbs are just coming up.
10.) if food comes up, it goes back through your mouth from your stomach after being swallowed
11.) coming (right) up!
spoken used to say that food or drink will be ready very soon
'Two martinis, please.' 'Coming up!'
come up against / [come up against sth/sb] phr v
to have to deal with problems or difficulties
We may find we come up against quite a lot of opposition from local people.
You've got no idea of what you're going to come up against.
come up for [come up for sth] phr v
1.) come up for discussion/examination/review etc
to be discussed, examined etc
This matter will come up for discussion at next month's meeting.
The regulations come up for review in April.
2.) come up for election/re-election/selection etc
to reach the time when people have to vote about whether you should continue in a political position
The governors come up for re-election next year.
come upon / [come upon sb/sth] phr v
1.) to find or discover something or someone by chance
We came upon a little cottage just on the edge of the wood.
2.) literary if a feeling comes upon you, you suddenly feel it
A wave of tiredness came upon her.
come up to / [come up to sth/sb] phr v
1.) to reach a particular standard or to be as good as you expected
This doesn't come up to the standard of your usual work.
The resort certainly failed to come up to expectations .
2.) be (just) coming up to sth
to be nearly a particular time
It's just coming up to 11 o'clock.
come up with [come up with sth] phr v
1.) to think of an idea, answer etc
Is that the best excuse you can come up with?
We've been asked to come up with some new ideas.
2.) informal to produce an amount of money
We wanted to buy the house but we couldn't come up with the cash.
How am I supposed to come up with $10,000?
WORD CHOICE:come, go
Use come for movement towards the place where the speaker is or will be : Come and see me at my office. | I could see them coming down the hill (=getting nearer to me) |. |When are you coming home (=to our home) |?
Use go for movement in other directions : Are you going to Sally's tonight? | I wish he would go home (=to his home, away from me).
come 2
come2 n [U] informal
[Date: 1900-2000; Origin: COME119]
a man's ↑semen (=the liquid he produces during sex)

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