(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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How to use come to in a sentence
The emphasis is on fresh faces and tensed bodies and muscles, rather than come-to-bed eyes, pouting, and bulges down below.Prince Fielder’s Demi Moore Moment: World Loses It Over Athlete Without Six-Pack | Tim Teeman | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Given this history, why does Goldberg think that Netanyahu may have a come-to-Sharon moment and become “serious about compromise”?
Speaking soberly and with conviction, he sounded like he has had a Come-to-Jesus moment in assessing the budget.
Speaking soberly and with conviction, Obama sounded like he has had a Come-to-Jesus moment in assessing the budget.
“The come-to-Jesus vote in the House of Representatives is going to be the debt limit,” he said.
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.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series | Mrs. Henry Wood
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
Recover consciousness, as in She fainted but quickly came to. [Second half of 1500s]
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