Common English Phrasal Verbs with COME

Come about: Happen, occur

The meeting came about because both sides were sick of fighting

Come about: Shift direction

The yacht came about to a heading of 240 degrees

Come across: Give the impression of being this way

She comes across rude but she’s actually nice

Come across something: Find something by chance/ find accidentally

I came across $20 when I was cleaning

Come along: Accompany

May I come along on your trip tomorrow? 

Come along: Move faster or keep up

Come along, we’ll never get there if you don’t keep up with us

Come apart: Break into pieces

It came apart when I tried to lift it off the floor and I had to glue it back together

Come around: Recover consciousness

It took several hours after the operation before he came around

Come around to: Agree with or accept something you had previously disapproved of or disliked

They have started coming around to our way of thinking and are less hostile

Come back: Return

I left work and came back home early 

Come before: Appear in court charged with a crime or offence

He came before the court on charges of speeding

Come by: To get, acquire

How did you come by that Rolex?

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