picture phrasal verbs with come

Are you ready to learn all the phrasal verbs (verb ‘to come‘ + preposition) with ‘come’? There are quite a few to learn, so let me give you a little info on the verb ‘to come’ to begin with.

What does ‘come’ mean?

The word ‘come’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to move towards, reach a certain point and to happen.

For example:

  • Come here, I want to show you something. (move towards)
  • The grass comes up to my hips. (reach a certain point)
  • Opportunities like this don’t come that often. (produce a state)

 

Come is an irregular verb. The past tense is came and the past participle is come.

picture phrasal verbs with come

learn phrasal verbs with come list in English

Let’s see some picture phrasal verbs with come in more detail with real life examples.

come phrasal verbs - come about
phrasal verbs with come - come across
come phrasal verbs - come along meaning
come phrasal verbs - come apart
phrasal verbs with come - come around/round
come back - meaning and examples in English
phrasal verbs with come - come by
come down with - meaning and examples in English
come down - meaning and examples in English
phrasal verbs with come - come forward
come from - meaning and examples in English
phrasal verbs with come - come in
phrasal verbs with come - come off
come on - meaning and examples in English
come out - meaning and examples in English
come over - meaning and examples in English
come through - meaning and examples in English
come to - meaning and examples in English
come up - meaning and examples in English

phrasal verbs with come list

Phrasal verbs with ‘come’ include:

  • Come about
    meaning – happen, occur, take place
    example – The fight came about because Riley insulted Andy’s sister
  • Come across
    meaning – find something by accident, the way other people see you
    example – Jamie comes across as arrogant, but he is actually quiet and shy.
  • Come along
    meaning – go with someone, hurry
    example – Come along! If we don’t leave now, we will miss the start.
  • Come apart
    meaning – break into pieces
    example – My marriage is coming apart, I don’t think I can save it.
  • Come around/round
    meaning – wake after being unconscious, go to/invite someone to your house
    example – Alice came around last night; we had a girly night.
  • Come back
    meaning – return
    example – My pet budgie flew away, I hope it comes back.
  • Come by
    meaning – visit someone
    example – I came by your flat last night, but you weren’t in.
  • Come down
    meaning – fall from the sky, visit someone
    example – If you’re in the area at the weekend, come down mine for a cuppa.
  • Come down with
    meaning – become sick
    example – I`ve come down with chicken pox, the doctor said I’ll have to stay at home for a week.
  • Come forward
    meaning – volunteer yourself or information, take a step
    example – If anyone has any information about the robbery, please come forward.
  • Come from
    meaning – originate
    example – The new girl at work comes from Tanzania.
  • Come in
    meaning – enter a building
    example – I came in late last night and woke up all my housemates.
  • Come off
    meaning – part of something breaks off
    example – I’ve stuck on some fake eyelashes. I hope they don’t come off during the night.
  • Come on
    meaning – to encourage/hurry, start functioning
    example – The light comes on when you take a picture.
  • Come out
    meaning – be revealed/released, disappear
    example – The new Michael Jackson album is coming out tomorrow.
  • Come over
    meaning – visit someone’s house or feel strange/different
    example – Do you want to come over tonight and watch Stranger Things?
  • Come through
    meaning – succeed
    example – We`ve come through with only 2 faults.
  • Come to
    meaning – become conscious
    example – He should come to within 2 hours after the operation.
  • Come up
    meaning – happen/appear
    example – How many negative points came up at the meeting?

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with come below.

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idioms with verbs – COME

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with come, how about learning the idioms with come too?

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