come to

  1. (adverb or prep. and reflexive) to regain consciousness or return to one's normal state

  2. (adverb) nautical to slow a vessel or bring her to a stop

  1. (preposition) to amount to (a sum of money): your bill comes to four pounds

  2. (preposition) to arrive at (a certain state): what is the world coming to?

Words Nearby come to

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How to use come to in a sentence

  • She had not seen Gwynne for several days, and half expected that he would come to-night.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • It must all be collected in this room by to-night; if things come to-morrow, suspicion may be created.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • I told her she might come yesterday, Miss Tottams, my lady permitting it, but I did not tell her she might come to-day.

  • He will come to-morrow afternoon to say good-by, and then he will go away again back to the city and his fine friends for good.

    The Shepherd of the Hills | Harold Bell Wright
  • "I am glad you persuaded him to come to-night," Herman said.

    The Devil | Joseph O'Brien

Other Idioms and Phrases with come to

come to

Recover consciousness, as in She fainted but quickly came to. [Second half of 1500s]

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