come to


verb (intr)

(adverb or prep. and reflexive) to regain consciousness or return to one's normal state
(adverb) nautical to slow a vessel or bring her to a stop
(preposition) to amount to (a sum of money)your bill comes to four pounds
(preposition) to arrive at (a certain state)what is the world coming to?

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Idioms and Phrases with come to

come to

1

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

2

Arrive at, learn, as in I came to see that Tom had been right all along. [c. 1700]

3

See amount to, def. 2.

4

See when it comes to.

5

Stop a sailboat or other vessel by bringing the bow into the wind or dropping anchor, as in “The gale having gone over, we came to” (Richard Dana, Two Years Before the Mast, 1840). [Early 1700s] Also see the subsequent entries beginning with come to.

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