Friday, June 24, 2011

Here are 33 Phrasal Verbs for Your Edification!

Here is an amazing list of 33 phrasal verbs using the verb "come" with a slew of prepositions.

Come on, you have to admit this is quite a list!

Come about
- Happen, occur
- Shift direction (nautical)
Come across
- Find by accident
- Agree to have sex with someone
- The way other people see you
Come along
- Accompany
- Move faster or keep up
Come apart
- Break into pieces
Come around
- Recover consciousness
Come around to
- Agree with or accept something you had previously disapproved of or disliked.
Come before
- Appear in court charged with a crime or offence
Come by
- Visit
- Acquire
Come down
- Rain
- Travel
Come down on
- Criticise heavily
Come down with
- Fall ill
Come forth
- Appear
Come forth with
- Provide information
Come from
- Country or town where you were born
Come in
- Arrive for flights
- Place or ranking in a competition, etc.
- Receive news
Come in for
- Receive (criticism or praise)
Come into
- Be important or relevant
- Inherit
Come off
- When something breaks off
- Be successful
"Come off it!"
- I don't believe what you're saying (imperative)
Come on
- Encouragement
- Start an illness
- Start functioning (machines, etc)
Come out
- A secret is revealed
- Be published or otherwise available to the public
- Disappear when washed
- Let people know that you are lesbian or gay
- When the sun appears
Come out in
- Have a rash or similar skin problem
Come out of
- Recover consciousness
Come out with
- Make something available
- Say something publicly and unexpectedly
Come over
- Feel strange
- Affect mentally in such a way as to change behaviour (possibly related to 'overcome')
Come round
- Become conscious, wake up from anaesthetic
- Change your opinion
Come through
- Arrive (messages and information)
- Communicate an emotion
- Produce a result
Come through with
- Provide something needed
Come to
- Become conscious, wake up from anaesthetic
- Result in
Come up
- Appear
- Rise (the sun)
Come up against
- Encounter problems or difficulties
Come up with
- Think of a solution, excuse, etc.
Come upon
- Find by chance

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