Phrasal Verbs with COME

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come about come_about
(intransitive) to happen

How did that come about?

come across come_across
(inseparable) to find by chance

As Max was cleaning up his room he came across Mary's phone number.

come along come_along
(intransitive) to progress

Things are coming along well at work these days.

come 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 come_along
(intransitive) to appear

Max was quite happy until Mary came along.

come around 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 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 back come_back
(intransitive) to be restored

I was sick and weak, but now I feel better and my strength is coming back.

come back come_back
(intransitive) to recall

I think I remember that story. It's all coming back to me now.

come back come_back
(intransitive) to even the score (sports)

France came back to beat England after being down 1-0 all game.

come back come_back
(intransitive) to reply, retort

When Max criticized Mary, Mary came back with some very sharp criticism of Max.

come by 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 by come_by
(inseparable) to obtain (accidentally)

I'm not sure how I came by this hat, but I've had it for years.

come down 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 come_down
(intransitive) to precipitate, fall from clouds

Snow has been coming down for about 2 hours now.

come down come_down
(intransitive) to reduce to the essential element

In politics everything really just comes down to the economy.

come down come_down
(intransitive) to become sick

Max came down with the flu.

come down come_down
(intransitive) to criticize

Max came down on Mary for not washing the dishes after dinner.

come in come_in
(intransitive) to arrive, get in

News came in that next year's car models have just come in.

come in come_in
(intransitive) to place in a race or contest

Frank came in second in the Boston Marathon.



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