Come – phrasal verb

Come – phrasal verb

Come across – to be understood

His message didn’t come across. (= We didn’t understand it)

Come across – make an impression

He comes across as a rude person.

Come across – meet or find by chance

I came across this old book in the loft the other day and I found it very interesting.

Come down – break and fall to the ground

The building came down with a loud bang.

Come down to – able to be explained by a single important point

As always, it all comes down to money, or rather the lack of it.

Come down with – get an illness

She came down with flu last week.

Come forward – offer help, service, etc.

Police have asked for witnesses to come forward with information.

Come off – able to be removed

The hood on this jumper can’t come off.

Come off – fall from a bike/horse

She came off a horse last weekend and was taken to hospital.

Come on – to start (about TV)

The show will come on at 8pm on BBC 1.

Come on – join a team during a game (football, rugby, cricket, etc.)

The fresh striker came on right after the break.

Come out – appear

The sun came out after two days of raining.

Come out – become known (about a piece of news/information)

The story of phone-hacking came out last week.

Come round – regain consciousness

When he faints, make him comfortable and wait for him to come round.

Come round – happen again (birthday, wedding anniversary, etc.)

Her birthday doesn’t come round till next week so I’ve got plenty of time to get her a present.

Come up – event happening very soon

The insurance is coming up next month for a renewal.

Come up – to happen

Something urgent has come up and I can’t go to the party tonight.

Come up against – to be faced with / opposed by

The plan came up against a lot of opposition from the residents.