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 at (1 of 2)

come at

verb (intr, preposition)

to discover or reach (facts, the truth, etc)
to attack (a person)he came at me with an axe
Australian slang to agree to do (something)
(usually used with a negative) Australian slang to stomach, tolerateI couldn't come at it
Australian slang to presume; imposewhat are you coming at?

British Dictionary definitions for come at (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 at (1 of 2)

come at

1

Get hold of, attain, as in You can come at a classical education with diligent study. [Mid-1800s]

2

Rush at, make for, attack, as in They came at him in full fore. [Mid-1600s]

Idioms and Phrases with come at (2 of 2)

come

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