Phrasal Verbs with “Come”
What is a phrasal verb? A phrasal verb is a verb (an action word) plus a preposition (a placement word) or an adverb (a description of an action). Together they make a meaning different from the original verb. Here are 10 useful phrasal verbs with come.
1. To come about = To happen
Example: You got a new job. How did that come about?
2. To come across something = To find something
Example: I came across this book when I was tidying my room.
3. To come apart = To separate
Example: The material will come apart if you pull hard enough.
4. To come around = To change your mind and agree with an opinion
Example: My friend doesn’t want to go to Hawaii with me, but she will come around when she sees the pictures of the beautiful beaches.
5. To come down on someone = To punish someone
Example: I was late for the class and the teacher came down really hard on me.
6. To come down with something = To become sick
Example: My friend came down with the flu yesterday.
7. To come forward (a) = To volunteer for a task
Example: The teacher asked for volunteers and I was the only one to come forward.
8. To come forward (b) = To give evidence
Example: The man came forward and gave himself up to the pollce.
9. To come from somewhere = To originate in
Example: Sumo comes from Japan.
10. To come to = To remember or recall something
Example: I couldn’t remember her name, but it came to me later.