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Come acrossfind something by accident

          Yesterday I came across my old photos. I haven’t seen them in years.

Come alongaccompany someone when going somewhere

We’re going to visit Alice. Want to come along?

Come backreturn

I promised my mom to come back home at 3 p.m.

Come offwhen something becomes separated or unstuck from another thing

The paint is starting to come off the wall in the kitchen.

Come on! it can mean an encouragement for someone to do something / it can mean something like “Stop being ridiculous!”

I don’t want to make a speech. I’m no good at it; everyone will laugh at me.”

Oh, come on! Don’t be shy. I’m sure you can do it perfectly.”

Come out appear / to be seen / to leave the inside of a place

          The sun came out yesterday afternoon.

          My cat is hiding under the chair and doesn’t want to come out.

          The newspaper comes out every Monday through Friday.

Come overcome to someone’s house

If you come over tomorrow after school, I’ll give you back your books.

Come throughproduce or deliver a result

I thought my favorite basketball team would lose the game, but the offense came through and scored 10 points in the last five minutes.

Come upappear (often used if a task/responsibility appears unexpectedly, or when a topic appears in a discussion)

I’m sorry I missed your birthday party. Something came up at the last minute, and I couldn’t go.

I thought someone would mention the policy change, but it didn’t come up during the meeting.

Come up with create / invent something

Every time I ask my son to do something, he always comes up with a list of excuses for why he can’t do it.

Come down with – get ill / to be sick

          Lucy came down with a flue yestrday.

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