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See also: cometo
- (intransitive, idiomatic) To recover consciousness after fainting etc.
- (intransitive, idiomatic, nautical) To stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind. See also come about.
- 1899 February, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number M, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, […], →OCLC, part I:
- The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide.
- (transitive) To total; to amount to.
- so how much does that come to?; the bill comes to £10 each
- (transitive) To reach; to arrive at.
- come to an end; come to a conclusion; come to an agreement; come to a halt
- I don't know what the world is coming to! Everything seems so crazy these days.
- 2013 July 20, “The attack of the MOOCs”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
- Dotcom mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations.
- (transitive) To seek help from.
- You can always come to me when you're feeling sad.
- (transitive) To devote attention to in due course; to come around to.
- I'll come to your question in a minute.
- (transitive) To befall; to happen to; to come upon.
- Synonym: affect
- I pray no harm will come to you.
- 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 3, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- My hopes wa'n't disappointed. I never saw clams thicker than they was along them inshore flats. I filled my dreener in no time, and then it come to me that 'twouldn't be a bad idee to get a lot more, take 'em with me to Wellmouth, and peddle 'em out. Clams was fairly scarce over that side of the bay and ought to fetch a fair price.
- (transitive, usually in present tense) To regard or specifically pertain to.
- He's the best when it comes to detective fiction.
- When it comes to remorseless criminals, this guy takes the cake.
- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see come, to.
- come back to one's senses
- come to a boil
- come to a close
- come to a head
- come to an end
- come to a sticky end
- come to blows
- come to grief
- come to grips
- come to grips with
- come to hand
- come to Jesus
- come to life
- come to light
- come to mention it
- come to mind
- come to naught
- come to nothing
- come to nought
- come to oneself
- come to one's hand
- come to one's senses
- come to order
- come to papa
- come to pass
- come to power
- come to someone's aid
- come to someone's assistance
- come to someone's rescue
- come to terms
- come to terms with
- come to that
- come to the fore
- come to the party
- come to think of it
- come to time
- Daniel come to judgement
- when it comes to
- when push comes to shove
- worst comes to worst
recover consciousness after fainting
to total, to amount to
to reach, to arrive at