Learn useful phrasal verbs with COME with meaning and examples.
List of common phrasal verbs with COME in English.
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- 1 Come about
- 2 Come across
- 3 Come across
- 4 Come after
- 5 Come after
- 6 Come along
- 7 Come along
- 8 Come apart
- 9 Come around
- 10 Come at
- 11 Come at
- 12 Come at
- 13 Come away
- 14 Come away
- 15 Come back
- 16 Come back
- 17 Come back
- 18 Come before
- 19 Come before
- 20 Come before
- 21 Come before
- 22 Come between
- 23 Come by
- 24 Come by
- 25 Come down
- 26 Come down
- 27 Come down
- 28 Come down
- 29 Come down
- 30 Come down
- 31 Come down on
- 32 Come down upon
- 33 Come down to
- 34 Come down to
- 35 Come down with
- 36 Come for
- 37 Come forth
- 38 Come from
- 39 Come in
- 40 Come in
- 41 Come in
- 42 Come in
- 43 Come in
- 44 Come in
- 45 Come in
- 46 Come in
- 47 Come in
- 48 Come in for
- 49 Come into
- 50 Come into
- 51 Come off
- 52 Come off
- 53 Come on
- 54 Come on
- 55 Come on
- 56 Come on
- 57 Come on
- 58 Come on
- 59 Come on
- 60 Come on
- 61 Come on
- 62 Come on
- 63 Come on
- 64 Come on
- 65 Come on
- 66 Come out in
- 67 Come out in
- 68 Come out of
- 69 Come out with
- 70 Come out with
- 71 Come over
- 72 Come round
- 73 Come round
- 74 Come round
- 75 Come through
- 76 Come through
- 77 Come through
- 78 Come through with
- 79 Come to
- 80 Come to
- 81 Come to
- 82 Come to
- 83 Come to
- 84 Come together
- 85 Come under
- 86 Come under
- 87 Come under
- 88 Come up
- 89 Come up
- 90 Come up
- 91 Come up
- 92 Come up
- 93 Come up
- 94 Come up
- 95 Come up to
- 96 Come up with
- 97 Come upon
- 98 Come upon
- 99 Come with
- Meaning: Come to pass; develop; occur; take place; happen
- Example: We have to ask, how did this come about?
- Meaning: Give an appearance or impression; to project a certain image
- Example: A business suit and briefcase help her to come across as the competent professional she is.
- Meaning: Find, usually by accident
- Example: In the meadow he will come across a rare flower.
- Meaning: Pursue, follow
- Example: Don’t try to come after me.
- Meaning: Follow, to succeed, be the successor of
- Example: Who came after Richard the Lionheart?
- Meaning: Accompany
- Example: I’d like you to come along with me to the opera.
- Meaning: Progress; to make progress
- Example: The renovation is coming along nicely, and should be ready within a month.
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- Meaning: Break, separate
- Example: My old clothes are all coming apart.
- Meaning: Change one’s mind
- Example: Give her time, and she may come around and see things your way.
- Meaning: Get to, especially with effort or difficulty
- Example: His precise meaning was not easy to come at.
- Meaning: Attack, to harass
- Example: As I backed away, he came at me with a knife.
- Meaning: Accept (a situation); agree to do; try
- Example: Nah, mate – I′m not going to come at that again. Too risky.
- Meaning: Become separated from something away
- Example: The cakes have started to come away from the pan.
- Meaning: Distance oneself (from)
- Example: He goes to the park to come away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
- Meaning: Return to one’s possession, especially of memories
- Example: Suddenly it all came back to him, the tea, the petite madeleines, his mother.
- Meaning: Return to a former state, usually a desirable one
- Example: Many people counted him out, but he came back better than ever.
- Meaning: Retort
- Example: He came back with one his snide remarks.
- Meaning: Appear publicly in front of someone superior
- Example: He was summoned to come before the king.
- Meaning: Be of greater importance (than)
- Example: Looking out for your family should come before making money.
- Meaning: Be judged, decided or discussed by authority
- Example: Jones’ behavior will come before the board of directors.
- Meaning: Precede
- Example: F comes before G in the alphabet.
- Meaning: Affect negatively or cause discord between (someone) and another person
- Example: Our love is so strong that nothing can come between us.
- Meaning: Obtain; to get, especially by chance or involuntarily
- Example: A loyal friend is hard to come by.
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- Meaning: Come near to; pass; visit
- Example: Your beau came by while you were shopping.
Phrasal verbs with Come – “Come down” meaning and example.
- Meaning: Descend, fall down, collapse
- Example: A tree came down and hit me on the head.
- Meaning: Be demolished
- Example: The damage sustained in the fire is so great that the whole building will have to come down.
- Meaning: Decrease
- Example: Real estate prices have come down since the peak of the boom.
- Meaning: Reach a decision
- Example: I can’t guess which way the board will come down on the project.
- Meaning: Be passed through time
- Example: Much wisdom has come down in the form of proverbs.
- Meaning: Return from an elevated state of consciousness or emotion
- Example: He finally came down from his post-bonus high.
Come down on
- Meaning: Punish
- Example: The company came down on him very hard after he was found skipping work.
Come down upon
- Meaning: Criticise, reprimand severely
- Example: They’re coming down heavily upon people for not paying their taxes.
Come down to
- Meaning: Reach by moving down or reducing
- Example: Come down to my place someday and have lunch.
Come down to
- Meaning: Depend upon, basically, ultimately or in essence
- Example: The game is going to come down to the last five seconds.
Come down with
- Meaning: Contract or get; to show symptoms of an illness With a scratchy throat and a cough, it feels like
- Example: I’m coming down with a cold.
- Meaning: Search for something or someone, in order to catch them/it
- Example: You should hide: the police are coming for you.
- Meaning: Move forward and into view, emerge, appear
- Example: Suddenly a man appeared and came forth out of the fog.
- Meaning: Have as one’s birthplace or nationality
- Example: I come from Thailand.
Phrasal verbs with Come – “Come in” meaning and example.
- Meaning: Enter
- Example: Please come in and look around.
- Meaning: Arrive
- Example: That flight just came in.
- Meaning: Become relevant, applicable or useful
- Example: The third stage of the plan is where Team B comes in.
- Meaning: Become available
- Example: Blueberries will be coming in next month.
- Meaning: Have a strong enough signal to be able to be received well
- Example: Most of the neighbors get 14 channels, but only two of them come in well here.
- Meaning: Join or enter; to begin playing with a group
- Example: They started together, but the drummer came in late.
- Meaning: Begin transmitting
- Example: This is Charlie 456 to base. Come in, base. Do you read me?
- Meaning: Function in the indicated manner
- Example: Four-wheel drive sure came in handy while the bridge was washed out.
- Meaning: Finish a race or similar competition in a particular position
- Example: The horse I had bet on came in fourth in the second race.
Come in for
- Meaning: Be subjected to
- Example: If you go into the forest, you’ll come in for a nasty surprise.
- Meaning: Inherit (money)
- Example: After his father died, he came into a large fortune.
- Meaning: Be a factor in
- Example: Money doesn’t come into it.
- Meaning: Have some success, to succeed
- Example: He tried his Chaplin impression, but it didn’t really come off.
- Meaning: Appear; to seem; to project a certain quality
- Example: I’m sorry if I came off as condescending, that wasn’t my intention.
Phrasal verbs with Come – “Come on” meaning and example.
- Meaning: Show sexual or relational interest through words or sometimes actions
- Example: She started coming on to me as soon as my wife left the room.
- Meaning: Appear on a television broadcast
- Example: I was going to turn off the TV, but my favorite show came on.
- Meaning: Progress, to develop
- Example: The new garden is coming on nicely.
- Meaning: Encounter, discover; to come upon.
- Example: Turning the corner, I came on Julia sitting by the riverbank.
- Meaning: Make a romantic or sexual advance to; to hit on
- Example: He was really coming on to me at the party.
- Meaning: Start to
- Example: It came on to snow after dusk.
- Meaning: Be discovered, be revealed
- Example: It finally came out that he had been lying all the time.
- Meaning: Be published, be issued
- Example: My new book comes out next week.
- Meaning: End up or result
- Example: There were a lot of problems at the start, but it all came out well in the end.
- Meaning: Come out of the closet
- Example: He came out about being gay to his parents last week.
- Meaning: Be deducted from
- Example: That comes out of my paycheck.
- Meaning: Leave (out of), exit from
- Example: The mouse came out of the hole.
- Meaning: Express one’s opinion openly
- Example: You had come out in favor of the French Revolution.
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Come out in
- Meaning: Be afflicted by
- Example: He’s come out in spots.
Come out in
- Meaning: Say something unexpected
- Example: He came out with a very dubious excuse.
Come out of
- Meaning: To develop from something
- Example: I hope something good can come out of this mess.
Come out with
- Meaning: Say something publicly and unexpectedly
- Example: He comes out with the strangest things!
Come out with
- Meaning: Make something available/to be produced or published
- Example: The company came out with a new line in just three months.
- Meaning: Affect
- Example: I apologise for my behaviour last night. I don’t know what came over me.
- Meaning: Change one’s opinion to a prevailing one
- Example: He’s a reasonable man. I knew he’d come round eventually.
- Meaning: Recover consciousness, to come to
- Example: After the blow to my head, I took a while to come round.
- Meaning: Visit someone’s home or other regular place
- Example: Would you like to come round for dinner tonight?
- Meaning: Survive, to endure
- Example: He came through the surgery ok.
- Meaning: Succeed
- Example: The team came through in the end and won the pennant.
- Meaning: Not to let somebody down, keep one’s promise
- Example: She really came through for us when the project was in trouble.
Come through with
- Meaning: Provide something needed
Example: Our representative in Thailand finally came through with the figures.
- Meaning: Recover consciousness after fainting etc.
- Example: She came to with the aid of smelling salts.
- Meaning: Total; to amount to
- Example: How much does that come to?; the bill comes to £10 each.
- Meaning: Devote attention to in due course; to come around to
- Example: I’ll come to your question in a minute.
- Meaning: Befall; to affect; happen to; come upon
- Example: I pray no harm will come to you.
- Meaning: Regard or specify, as narrowing a field of choices by category
- Example: He’s the best when it comes to riveting detective fiction.
- Meaning: Arrive at a destination with someone after having travelled there with each other
- Example: We bumped into each other earlier, so we came together in a taxi.
- Meaning: Come underneath (something)
- Example: Why don’t you come under my umbrella? There’s plenty of room.
- Meaning: Be included or classified under
- Example: To sympathisers, though, all of his crimes came under the general heading of misdemeanors.
- Meaning: Be subjected to, be under the auspices of
- Example: Eventually I was promoted, and a small team of recruits came under my authority.
Phrasal verbs with Come – “Come up” meaning and example.
- Meaning: Come towards, to approach
- Example: I was standing on the corner when Nick came up and asked for a cigarette.
- Meaning: Emerge or become known, especially unexpectedly
- Example: Unless anything comes up, I’ll be there every day this week.
- Meaning: Come to attention, present itself; to arrive or appear
- Example: The proposal came up before the committee.
- Meaning: Appear
- Example: He came up before a judge and was fined a thousand dollars.
- Meaning: Draw near in time
- Example: The summer holidays are coming up.
- Meaning: Rise (above the horizon)
- Example: It’ll be warmer once the sun comes up.
- Meaning: Begin to feel the effects of a recreational drug
- Example: I could tell from her expression she was coming up already.
Come up to
- Meaning: Approach
- Example: We’re coming up to the end of the night, so please finish your glasses.
Come up with
- Meaning: Invent, create, or think of.
- Example: How can you come up with such brilliant ideas?
- Meaning: Come across; to encounter; stumble upon; discover or find
- Example: We came upon the skeleton while we were hiking.
- Meaning: Befall; to affect; happen to
- Example: I pray no harm will come upon you.
- Meaning: Join and come along
- Example: We’re going out to lunch. Do you want to come with?
Make sure you’re using phrasal verbs with come correctly!