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come

Pronunciation: /kʌm/

Translation of come in French:

vi (prét came pp, come)

  • 1 [person, day] venir; [bus, news, winter, war] arriver; [dustman, postman] passer to come down descendre [stairs, street] to come up monter [stairs, street] to come into entrer dans [house, room] when the time comes lorsque le moment sera venu (I'm) coming! j'arrive! to come to sb for venir demander [qch] à qn [money, advice] don't come any closer ne vous approchez pas (plus) to come as a shock/surprise être un choc/une surprise
  • 2 (reach) to come up/down to [water] venir jusqu'à [dress, curtain] arriver à
  • 5to come from [person] être originaire de, venir de [city, country] [word, legend] venir de [language, country] [stamps, painting] provenir de [place] [smell, sound] venir de [place]
  • 6 (in order) to come after suivre, venir après to come before (in time, list, queue) précéder (in importance) passer avant to come first/last (in race) arriver premier/dernier
  • 7when it comes to sth/to doing lorsqu'il s'agit de qch/de faire
  • 8to come true se réaliser to come undone se défaire

Phrasal verbs

come across

come across [meaning, message] passer; [feelings] transparaître come across as donner l'impression d'être [liar, expert] paraître [honest]
come across [sth] tomber sur [article]

come along

[bus, person] arriver; [opportunity] se présenter 1.1 (hurry up) come along! dépêche-toi! 1.2 (attend) venir (to à) 1.3 (progress) [pupil] faire des progrès; [book, work, project] avancer; [painting, tennis] progresser

come apart

(accidentally) [book, box] se déchirer; [toy, camera] se casser 1.1 (intentionally) [components] se séparer; [machine] se démonter

come around

(AmE) come round

come away

partir

come back

(return) revenir (from de à) (to à); (to one's house) rentrer 1.1 [law, system] être rétabli/-e; [trend] revenir à la mode

come down

[person, lift, blind] descendre; [curtain] tomber 1.1 [price, inflation, temperature] baisser; [cost] diminuer 1.2 [snow, rain] tomber 1.3 [ceiling, wall] s'écrouler; [hem] se défaire 1.4to come down with attraper [flu]

come forward

(step forward) s'avancer 1.1 (volunteer) se présenter

come in

(enter) entrer (through par) 1.1 [tide] monter 1.2to come in useful être utile 1.3to come in for criticism [person] être critiqué/-e [plan] faire l'objet de nombreuses critiques

come into

hériter de [money]; entrer en possession de [inheritance] 1.1luck doesn't come into it ce n'est pas une question de hasard

come off

[button, handle] se détacher; [lid] s'enlever; [paint] s'écailler 1.1 [ink] s'effacer; [stain] partir 1.2 [plan, trick] réussir

come on

come on! allez! 1.1 [person, patient] faire des progrès; [bridge, novel] avancer; [plant] pousser 1.2 [light] s'allumer; [heating, fan] se mettre en route 1.3 [actor] entrer en scène

come out

[person, animal, vehicle] sortir (of de); [star] apparaître; [sun, moon] se montrer 1.1 (strike) faire la grève to come out on strike faire la grève 1.2 [contact lens, tooth] tomber; [contents] sortir; [cork] s'enlever 1.3 [water, smoke] sortir (through par) 1.4 [stain] s'en aller, partir 1.5 [magazine, novel] paraître; [album, film, product] sortir 1.6 [details, facts] être révélé/-e; [results] être connu/-e 1.7 [photo, photocopy] être réussi/-e 1.8to come out with sortir [excuse] raconter [nonsense] to come straight out with it le dire franchement 1.9 [homosexual] déclarer publiquement son homosexualité

come over

come over venir (to do faire) what's come over you? qu'est-ce qui te prend?

come round

(BrE) come around (AmE)
(regain consciousness) reprendre connaissance 1.1 (visit) venir 1.2 (change mind) changer d'avis

come through

come through (survive) s'en tirer 1.1 [heat, ink] traverser; [light] passer
come through [sth] se tirer de [crisis]; survivre à [operation, ordeal]

come to

come to reprendre connaissance
come to [sth] [shopping] revenir à; [bill, total] s'élever à that comes to £40 cela fait 40 livres sterling it may not come to that nous n'en arriverons peut-être pas là

come under

to come under threat être menacé/-e 1.1 (be classified under) être classé/-e dans le rayon [reference, history]

come up

[problem, issue] être soulevé/-e; [name] être mentionné/-e 1.1 [opportunity] se présenter something urgent has come up j'ai quelque chose d'urgent à faire 1.2 [sun, moon] sortir; [daffodils] sortir 1.3 (in law) [case] passer au tribunal 1.4to come up against se heurter à [problem] 1.5to come up with trouver [answer, idea]

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