come to

come to
verb
1. cause to experience suddenly (Freq. 10)
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Panic struck me

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An interesting idea hit her

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A thought came to me

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The thought struck terror in our minds

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They were struck with fear

Syn: ↑hit, ↑strike
Verb Group: ↑affect, ↑impress, ↑move, ↑strike
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody

2. be relevant to (Freq. 4)
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There were lots of questions referring to her talk

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My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑pertinent (for: ↑pertain), ↑pertinency (for: ↑pertain), ↑pertinence (for: ↑pertain), ↑reference (for: ↑refer)
Hyponyms:
Verb Group: ↑allude, ↑touch, ↑advert
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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Something is ——ing PP

(for: ↑relate)
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Something is ——ing PP

(for: ↑pertain)
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Something is ——ing PP

(for: ↑refer)
3. attain (Freq. 4)
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The horse finally struck a pace

Syn: ↑strike
Hypernyms: ↑achieve, ↑accomplish, ↑attain, ↑reach
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

4. return to consciousness (Freq. 2)
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The patient came to quickly

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She revived after the doctor gave her an injection

Syn: ↑revive, ↑resuscitate
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Verb Group:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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1) also come to oneself recover consciousness
2) (of an expense) reach in total; amount to

he hasn't the least idea of how much it will come to

3) (of a ship) come to a stop

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come to [phrasal verb]
1 : to become conscious

He took a bad fall and knocked himself out. When he came to [=woke up, came around], he didn't remember what had happened.

2 come to (something)
2 a : to reach (a place) while traveling

We came to a fork in the road.

2 b : to reach (a particular point or step in a process)

Deciding to buy a new car was easy. Now we come to the hard part: finding the money.

I can't believe that it has come to this.

2 c : to approach or reach (a specified condition)

The water came slowly to a boil. [=the water slowly began to boil]

The project suddenly came to a stop/halt. [=the project suddenly stopped]

The work has finally come to an end. [=has finally ended]

— see also come to a bad end at end, 1
2 d : to result in (something)
— usually used in negative statements

His ambitious plans never came to much.

She talked about learning to fly, but it all came to nothing in the end. [=she never did learn to fly]

2 e : to make or reach (something, such as a decision or an agreement) after thinking or talking

The two sides finally came to an agreement/understanding after many hours of discussion.

I've been thinking about what to do next, and I've come to a decision. [=I've made a decision]

I've come to the conclusion [=I've decided] that we need to try a different method.

3
◇ People say that they don't know what the world is coming to or they ask What is the world coming to? when they are shocked or disgusted by something that has happened in the world.

I don't know what the world is coming to when so many poor children have to go to bed hungry every night.

4
◇ The phrase when it comes to is used to identify the specific topic that is being talked about.

When it comes to playing chess, he's the best I know.

5
◇ The phrase if it comes to that means “if that is necessary.”

I'm willing to pay more money if it comes to that.

6 come to (an amount) : to produce (an amount) when added together

The bill came to [=amounted to] 10 dollars.

7 come to (someone) : to be thought of by (someone) : to occur to (someone)

The answer suddenly came to me. [=I suddenly thought of the answer]

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◇ Something that is coming to you is something that is owed to you.

I have another dollar coming to me. [=I am owed another dollar]

He wants all the credit that's coming to him. [=he wants all the credit that he deserves]

◇ If you get what's coming to you, you get the punishment that you deserve.

He's a dirty cheat, and I'm going to see that he gets what coming to him.

◇ If you have it coming (to you) you deserve to get something bad, such as punishment.

I'm not sorry to hear that he lost his job. He had it coming.

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Main Entry:come

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ˌcome ˈto derived
= come around (1)
Main entry:comederived

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