come round

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From come + round.

Verb[edit]

come round (third-person singular simple present comes round, present participle coming round, simple past came round, past participle come round)

  1. To change direction.
  2. To change one's opinion to a prevailing one.
    I'll explain it again, and maybe he'll come round to my way of thinking.
    He's a reasonable man. I knew he'd come round eventually.
  3. To return to a former condition.
    1. To recover consciousness, to come to
      After the blow to my head, I took a while to come round.
    2. To cease anger or hostility.
  4. To visit someone's home or other regular place.
    Would you like to come round for dinner tonight?
    What day does the garbage man come round?
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, The Mirror and the Lamp[1]:
      That the young Mr. Churchills liked—but they did not like him coming round of an evening and drinking weak whisky-and-water while he held forth on railway debentures and corporation loans. Mr. Barrett, however, by fawning and flattery, seemed to be able to make not only Mrs. Churchill but everyone else do what he desired.

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