come to

phrasal verb
Word forms "come to":
present tense I/you/we/they come to he/she/it comes to present participle coming to past tense came to past participle come to
1) come to someone
[transitive] if something comes to you, you think of it or remember it

The idea came to me when we were on holiday.

Her name will come to me in a minute.

it comes to someone that:

It came to her that it was foolish to expect him to help.

2) come to something
[transitive] to reach a particular total when everything is added together

With salaries and overtime the bill came to £752,000.

3) come to something
[transitive] same as come on to 1)

I'll come on to some of the effects of this policy in a moment.

4)
a) come to something
[transitive] to reach a particular state or point, especially one that is bad or unpleasant

If it comes to war, NATO forces will be stronger in the air.

b) used for emphasizing how bad a situation is and how shocked or upset you are about it
something has come to this:

So, has our relationship come to this? Two people with nothing to say to each other.

what something is coming to:

You wonder what the world is coming to when young children are dying of hunger.

it comes to something when:

It comes to something when you don't even remember your own mother's birthday.

5) come to someone
[transitive] to become someone's property, especially because the previous owner has died
6) come to something
[transitive] to finally achieve a particular level of success come to nothing/something/not much etc:

His teachers all agreed that he wouldn't come to anything much.

7) when it comes to (doing) something when the subject being discussed is a particular thing

When it comes to holidays, I prefer something lazy.

When it comes to writing letters, she's hopeless.


English dictionary. 2014.

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