Learn 30 phrasal verbs with COME. English phrasal verbs with COME are very common, and sometimes hard to learn.
Learn advanced phrasal verbs in 30 minutes. Perfect for non-native English speakers, this lesson is designed to help you enhance your vocabulary and sound more like a native speaker. 🚀
List of phrasal verbs with come
30 phrasal verbs with come
This is an advanced English lesson about phrasal verbs, specifically focusing on phrasal verbs with the verb ‘come.’ As we’ve mentioned before, phrasal verbs are commonly used in everyday English.
In this lesson, we’ll explore phrasal verbs with the simple verb ‘come.’ Some of these phrasal verbs consist of two parts, while others have three parts, including an extra preposition.
Most phrasal verbs have a verb plus a preposition, but some have a verb plus two prepositions, and it’s important to understand because it changes the meaning significantly.
Meaning: how something happens or occurs
How did that come about? Can you share the details?
Can you explain how this situation came about? What led to the customer’s complaint?
Meaning: to find or encounter something unexpectedly or by chance
I was walking through the car boot sale when I came across a unique vintage record.
Look what I came across in the market! And it only cost me 10 euros.
Meaning: to pursue or chase, trying to reach or catch someone or something
She walked down the dark street, nervously looking back, thinking that someone was coming after her.
The news will come after this announcement from the government.
Meaning: to accompany or join someone, or to make progress or develop
Since I started practising every day, my guitar skills have really come along.
You’ll have to come along with me to the principal’s office and explain why you haven’t done your homework.
Feel free to come along anytime. We’ll be happy to welcome you.
30 phrasal verbs with come
Meaning: to break or separate into pieces, often as a result of physical force or damage
The present I gave to little Johnnie came apart after 5 minutes, and he was in tears.
Look at this! For only 5 minutes he was playing with it, and it came apart. I think it needs to be replaced.
Meaning: to visit someone’s place, or to change your opinion or viewpoint
At first, she wasn’t sure about the idea, but she came around after hearing the benefits.
It’s nice to meet you. Why don’t you come round for a cup of tea?
I’ll come round in about 50 minutes. I’m just on my way home from work, but I’ll drop in to see you.
Meaning: to approach or attack; reach a particular state or condition
The flowers will come in their full bloom in spring.
He came at me with a surprising question.
He came at me with this big knife, and I had to give him my jewellery to protect myself.
Meaning: to be more important than something else; to precede or be earlier in time or order
My manager comes before me in the company structure.
The starter comes before the main course which comes before the dessert.
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Meaning: to create a division or interference in a relationship or situation
Never come between husband and wife who are having an argument.
Never come between your dog and his bowl of food.
Meaning: to obtain, acquire, or find something, often by chance or through effort
That’s really beautiful! How did you come by that?
I came by a beautiful ring while browsing through the antique store.
come down on
Meaning: to express strong disapproval, criticism, or punishment toward someone
The courts ensure that justice comes down on those involved in drug trafficking.
The teacher had to come down on the students who were consistently disrupting the class.
come down to
Meaning: to be reduced or simplified to a particular point or issue
In city planning, it all comes down to money – what the developers have and what the council approves.
Extra bonus payments come down to money. We must consider what’s fair and affordable for the company.
30 phrasal verbs with come
come down with
Meaning: to become ill with a specific sickness or condition
I’m really sorry, I can’t make it today. I’ve come down with food poisoning.
I’ve come down with the flu over the weekend. I’m not going to be able to make it to work.
Meaning: to offer help or information
The police asked the public to come forward with any information regarding the incident.
The police urged the motorists to come forward with dash cam recordings related to the car accident.
Meaning: to inherit or acquire something, often money or property
She came into a substantial inheritance when her grandmother passed away.
You’ll never guess what. I’ve come into a little bit of money.
come on with
Meaning: to proceed or advance with something
He is coming on well with his English. His vocabulary is expanding, and his confidence is improving.
Emily is coming on well with everything. Her progress in both studies and interpersonal skills is quite commendable.
Come on with your presentation; we’re eager to hear your ideas.
Meaning: to detach or be removed
I tried to pull the door too firmly, and the handle came off in my hand.
Be careful; the button might come off if you pull too hard.
Meaning: to succeed or be received
Despite the challenges, the party came off beautifully.
The concert came off as a huge success, drawing a large crowd.
Meaning: to appear or be perceived
How did my joke come off? Did people find it funny?
In the meeting, she wanted to come off as confident and knowledgeable.
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come out with
Meaning: to reveal or disclose something
She came out with the truth about what happened.
He just came out with this accusation. All of a sudden, he accused me of taking his mobile phone.
It was funny, Jamie just came out with my name. I wasn’t expecting him to call me Mike.
Meaning: to visit someone’s house or location
Why don’t you come over for dinner next week and we’ll have a good chat.
I’ll come over later; we can discuss the project then.
come over to
Meaning: to change or adopt a different viewpoint or opinion
After the discussion, Sarah came over to my point of view and agreed with my suggestion.
Is there anybody else willing to come over to my side? I think I’m right in this particular situation.
Members of the opposition came over to support the government’s initiative on environmental conservation.
Meaning: to survive or recover from a difficult situation
He had been unemployed and was suffering financially, but he finally came through.
He’s been heavily sedated for seven hours. He should come through in an hour or so.
Meaning: to unite or gather, usually people or things, often for a common purpose or goal
We’re coming together next week to discuss these plans. And then we’ll make our decision.
Ah, it’s great! Everything has come together at last. We put in a lot of work, and finally, it’s there.
Meaning: to be subjected to or influenced by something, often implies facing challenges
He is coming under a lot of pressure from his father to drop out of this course. His results were really bad.
Governments often come under pressure from the people who have voted for them.
Meaning: to arise or appear suddenly, without notice
I’m really sorry, can we postpone our game of squash today? Something urgent has come up.
Something came up at the last minute. I’m really sorry I couldn’t make the party.
come up against
Meaning: to encounter or face a challenge, obstacle, or difficulty
He came up against a brick wall when he was trying to get nominated to his local council.
When trying to get promoted in the office, she came up against some stubborn resistance from her boss.
come up for
Meaning: it’s time to review or decide whether to continue something, like a contract or agreement
We’ve been here for nearly 3 years. Our lease will come up for renewal in a few months.
I’m on a 6-month temporary contract. My position came up for renewal last month.
come up to
Meaning: to reach a standard or level
Children are always excited to see how much they have come up to over the past few months.
Look at David! He’s really grown up in the last twelve months. He now comes up to your shoulder.
The product has come up to the industry standards.
come up with
Meaning: to produce, suggest, or provide something, such as an idea, plan, solution, or answer
I’d like you all to come up with some bright ideas for the party. We don’t want to do the same thing.
They are all off for a game of crazy golf. Who came up with that idea?
Meaning: (more formal) to encounter or find something unexpectedly, often by chance
I came upon my old school friend when I was shopping. I haven’t seen him for years.
The police came upon the robber as he was trying to break into the house.
Meaning: to accompany or be included with something or someone
Every pack of cigarettes comes with a warning that smoking kills.
This game comes with 2 AA batteries, ensuring you can start playing right out of the box.
Ok, so here are 30 phrasal verbs with come. Some are in two parts, while others are in three parts. It’s not a big deal, just one extra word, but you need to be careful because phrases like ‘come up’ and ‘come up with’ mean different things.
So, pay close attention to whether it’s a two-part or three-part phrasal verb, they can be different.
Take a few phrasal verbs, try making sentences, and come up with your own ideas.
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