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To clew up
To climb Parnassus
To close
To close with
To close with the land
To club a musket
To cockbill the anchor
To collar beef
To collect one's self
to come
To come about
To come abroad
To come across
To come after
To come again
To come at
To come away
To come between
To come by
To come down
To come down upon
To come home
To come honestly by
To come in
To come in at the hawse holes
To come in for
To come into
To come into play
To come it
To come it over

To come and go definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Come Come, v. i. [imp. Came; p. p. Come; p. pr & vb. n. Coming.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS. kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam. [root]23. Cf. Base, n., Convene, Adventure.] 1. To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker, or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go. Look, who comes yonder? --Shak. I did not come to curse thee. --Tennyson. 2. To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive. When we came to Rome. --Acts xxviii. 16. Lately come from Italy. --Acts xviii. 2. 3. To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a distance. ``Thy kingdom come.'' --Matt. vi. 10. The hour is coming, and now is. --John. v. 25. So quick bright things come to confusion. --Shak. 4. To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the act of another. From whence come wars? --James iv. 1. Both riches and honor come of thee ! --1 Chron. xxix. 12. 5. To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear. Then butter does refuse to come. --Hudibras. 6. To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with a predicate; as, to come untied. How come you thus estranged? --Shak. How come her eyes so bright? --Shak. Note: Am come, is come, etc., are frequently used instead of have come, has come, etc., esp. in poetry. The verb to be gives a clearer adjectival significance to the participle as expressing a state or condition of the subject, while the auxiliary have expresses simply the completion of the action signified by the verb. Think not that I am come to destroy. --Matt. v. 17. We are come off like Romans. --Shak. The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year. --Bryant. Note: Come may properly be used (instead of go) in speaking of a movement hence, or away, when there is reference to an approach to the person addressed; as, I shall come home next week; he will come to your house to-day. It is used with other verbs almost as an auxiliary, indicative of approach to the action or state expressed by the verb; as, how came you to do it? Come is used colloquially, with reference to a definite future time approaching, without an auxiliary; as, it will be two years, come next Christmas; i. e., when Christmas shall come. They were cried In meeting, come next Sunday. --Lowell. Come, in the imperative, is used to excite attention, or to invite to motion or joint action; come, let us go. ``This is the heir; come, let us kill him.'' --Matt. xxi. 38. When repeated, it sometimes expresses haste, or impatience, and sometimes rebuke. ``Come, come, no time for lamentation now.'' --Milton. To come, yet to arrive, future. ``In times to come.'' --Dryden. ``There's pippins and cheese to come.'' --Shak. To come about. (a) To come to pass; to arrive; to happen; to result; as, how did these things come about? (b) To change; to come round; as, the ship comes about. ``The wind is come about.'' --Shak. On better thoughts, and my urged reasons, They are come about, and won to the true side. --B. Jonson. To come abroad. (a) To move or be away from one's home or country. ``Am come abroad to see the world.'' --Shak. (b) To become public or known. [Obs.] ``Neither was anything kept secret, but that it should come abroad.'' --Mark. iv. 22. To come across, to meet; to find, esp. by chance or suddenly. ``We come across more than one incidental mention of those wars.'' --E. A. Freeman. ``Wagner's was certainly one of the strongest and most independent natures I ever came across.'' --H. R. Haweis. To come after. (a) To follow. (b) To come to take or to obtain; as, to come after a book. To come again, to return. ``His spirit came again and he revived.'' --Judges. xv. 19. - To come and go. (a) To appear and disappear; to change; to alternate. ``The color of the king doth come and go.'' --Shak. (b) (Mech.) To play backward and forward. To come at. (a) To reach; to arrive within reach of; to gain; as, to come at a true knowledge of ourselves. (b) To come toward; to attack; as, he came at me with fury. To come away, to part or depart. To come between, to intervene; to separate; hence, to cause estrangement. To come by. (a) To obtain, gain, acquire. ``Examine how you came by all your state.'' --Dryden. (b) To pass near or by way of. To come down. (a) To descend. (b) To be humbled. To come down upon, to call to account, to reprimand. [Colloq.] --Dickens. To come home. (a) To return to one's house or family. (b) To come close; to press closely; to touch the feelings, interest, or reason. (c) (Naut.) To be loosened from the ground; -- said of an anchor. To come in. (a) To enter, as a town, house, etc. ``The thief cometh in.'' --Hos. vii. 1. (b) To arrive; as, when my ship comes in. (c) To assume official station or duties; as, when Lincoln came in. (d) To comply; to yield; to surrender. ``We need not fear his coming in'' --Massinger. (e) To be brought into use. ``Silken garments did not come in till late.'' --Arbuthnot. (f) To be added or inserted; to be or become a part of. (g) To accrue as gain from any business or investment. (h) To mature and yield a harvest; as, the crops come in well. (i) To have sexual intercourse; -- with to or unto. --Gen. xxxviii. 16. (j) To have young; to bring forth; as, the cow will come in next May. [U. S.] To come in for, to claim or receive. ``The rest came in for subsidies.'' --Swift. To come into, to join with; to take part in; to agree to; to comply with; as, to come into a party or scheme. To come it over, to hoodwink; to get the advantage of. [Colloq.] To come near or nigh, to approach in place or quality; to be equal to. ``Nothing ancient or modern seems to come near it.'' --Sir W. Temple. To come of. (a) To descend or spring from. ``Of Priam's royal race my mother came.'' --Dryden. (b) To result or follow from. ``This comes of judging by the eye.'' --L'Estrange. To come off. (a) To depart or pass off from. (b) To get free; to get away; to escape. (c) To be carried through; to pass off; as, it came off well. (d) To acquit one's self; to issue from (a contest, etc.); as, he came off with honor; hence, substantively, a come-off, an escape; an excuse; an evasion. [Colloq.] (e) To pay over; to give. [Obs.] (f) To take place; to happen; as, when does the race come off? (g) To be or become after some delay; as, the weather came off very fine. (h) To slip off or be taken off, as a garment; to separate. (i) To hurry away; to get through. --Chaucer. To come off by, to suffer. [Obs.] ``To come off by the worst.'' --Calamy. To come off from, to leave. ``To come off from these grave disquisitions.'' --Felton. To come on. (a) To advance; to make progress; to thrive. (b) To move forward; to approach; to supervene. To come out. (a) To pass out or depart, as from a country, room, company, etc. ``They shall come out with great substance.'' --Gen. xv. 14. (b) To become public; to appear; to be published. ``It is indeed come out at last.'' --Bp. Stillingfleet. (c) To end; to result; to turn out; as, how will this affair come out? he has come out well at last. (d) To be introduced into society; as, she came out two seasons ago. (e) To appear; to show itself; as, the sun came out. (f) To take sides; to take a stand; as, he came out against the tariff.


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