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 out (1 of 2)

come out

verb (intr, adverb)

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

come out

1

Become known, be discovered, as in The whole story came out at the trial. [c. 1200]

2

Be issued or brought out, as in My new book is coming out this month. [Late 1500s]

3

Make a formal debut in society or on the stage, as in In New York, debutantes come out in winter. [Late 1700s]

4

End up, result, as in Everything came out wrong. [Mid-1800s] Also see come out ahead.

5

come out for or against. Declare oneself publicly in favor of or opposed to someone or something, as in The governor came out for a tax cut, or Many senators came out against the bill. [Late 1800s]

6

Also, come out of the closet. Reveal that one is homosexual, as in The military has specific policies regarding soldiers who come out of the closet while enlisted. [Mid-1900s] Also see the subsequent entries beginning with come out.

Idioms and Phrases with come out (2 of 2)

come

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