- come across – ‘to find smb/smth by chance’
I came across that book when I was cleaning up.
- come up with – ‘to produce a plan or idea’
We’ve come up with a great idea for the party.
- come by – ‘manage to get’
It’s hard to come by a good job during crisis.
- come down with – ‘to get an illness that is not very serious’
He came down with flu and couldn’t attend the conference.
- come to – ‘reach a total amount’
A coffee and a sandwich – this comes to 4 dollars.
- come up against ‘be faced with or opposed by (a reaction)’
Our new project came up against a lot of criticism.
- come upon ‘to find, discover smth be chance’ (~come across)
I came upon this retro dress in the attic. Let’s try it on!
- come about – ‘to happen, occur’
How did the accident come about?
- come across – ‘to give other people a certain feeling or opinion’ (=come over)
He comes across as a decent man.
- come along
1) ‘to accompany smb, to go somewhere with someone’
My friend came along with me to watch a movie.
2) ‘to arrive, to appear’ (~come up)
When an opportunity comes along, I’ll certainly take it.
3) (informal) ‘to improve or develop in the way that you want, progress’
Your English has come along a lot recently.
4) used to tell smb to hurry or to try harder
Come along! We’ll be late!
Come along! Try again and you’ll surely succeed!
- come apart – ‘to separate into pieces’
My shoes have come apart at the seams. I had to throw them away.
- come around
1) ‘to come to a place, especially somebody’s house, to visit for a short time’
Come around and see us at the weekend!
2) ‘to change one’s opinion; finally accept someone’s way of thinking’
Be persuasive and make the client come around to your way of seeing things.
3) ‘to become conscious again’ (=come to)
She has finally come around from the anaesthetic.
- come back – ‘return’
What time will you come back?
- come forward – ‘to offer your help, services, etc.’
A few witnesses came forward with some evidence.
- come off – ‘become detached from smth’ (=break off, fall off)
A button came off her coat.
- come out – ‘become known’
The truth will come out sooner or later. It’s just a matter of time.
- come to – ‘regain consciousness’ (come around)
She sat next to him until he came to.
- come up
1) ‘to appear (usually unexpectedly), become available (of an opportunity)’
We’ll let you know if any vacancies come up.
2) ‘to happen’ (usually unexpectedly)
I’ve had a call from work. Something urgent has come up.
3) to be mentioned or discussed
The subject of the wedding again came up in their conversation.