Idioms for come

Origin of come

before 900; Middle English comen, Old English cuman; cognate with Dutch komen, German kommen, Gothic qiman, Old Norse koma, Latin venīre (see avenue), Greek baínein (see basis), Sanskrit gácchati (he) goes
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British Dictionary definitions for come along (1 of 2)

come along

verb

(intr, adverb) to progresshow's your French coming along?
come along!
  1. hurry up!
  2. make an effort!

noun come-along

US and Canadian informal a hand tool consisting of a ratchet lever, cable, and pulleys, used for moving heavy loads by hand or for tightening wire

British Dictionary definitions for come along (2 of 2)

come
/ (kʌm) /

verb comes, coming, came or come (mainly intr)

interjection

an exclamation expressing annoyance, irritation, etccome now!; come come!

noun taboo, slang

semen

Word Origin for come

Old English cuman; related to Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman, Old High German queman to come, Sanskrit gámati he goes
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Idioms and Phrases with come along (1 of 2)

come along

1

Accompany or go with someone. For example, Are you coming along with us today? [Late 1600]

2

Advance toward a goal, make progress, as in How are you coming along with your piano lessons?

3

Appear or materialize, as in I'm hoping another offer will come along soon.

Idioms and Phrases with come along (2 of 2)

come

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