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.