verb + adverb
See parent entry: → come
- 1 1.1 (urging somebody) (only in imperative) come on!¡vamos! ¡date prisa!¡vamos! ¡apúrate! (Latin America)¡órale! (Mexico) [colloquial]come on! you can do it!¡vamos, que lo puedes hacer!1.2 (inviting somebody) (usually in imperative) hi! come on in/up tell them to come right on overdiles que se vengan ahora mismo1.3 (follow) you go ahead, we'll come on latertú ve primero, nosotros iremos más tarde1.4 (advance)
- 3 (progress) how's your thesis? — it's coming on¿cómo va la tesis? — avanzandowe've come on a lot since those dayshemos avanzado mucho desde aquella época
- 4 4.1(actor/perfomer)4.2 (Radio, Television) 4.3 (be shown, performed) (movie/play)do you know what's coming on at the Odeon?
salir a escena¿sabes lo que van a dar en el Odeon?¿sabes lo que van a echar en el Odeon? (Spain)4.4 (Sport)(substitute/player)
- 5 (behave, present oneself) [slang]he comes on so friendlyda la impresión de ser tan amableto come on strongI only invited him in for coffee, but he started coming on strongsolo lo invité a tomar un café pero se empezó a pasar sangrón [colloquial]solo lo invité a tomar un café pero se empezó a poner sangrón (Mexico) [colloquial]
- 1 (sexual) [colloquial]to give somebody the come-oninsinuársele a alguientirarle los tejos a alguien (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences
- Our introduction to Catherine, her frail beauty and desperately clingy sexual come-ons to Wolf, only intensifies our sense that something's desperately wrong at the chateau.
- If he really doesn't want to receive bawdy come-ons, he has ways of stopping it that he should have exercised a LOOOOOOONG time ago.
- I also told him that I needed to be touched and hugged and that I would accept the come-ons from other men.
- Part grassroots recruiting strategy and part Tupperware-style marketing, the come-on offers an unusual perk.
- The credit industry's sleazy come-ons, onerous interest rates and frantic marketing to teenagers go unaddressed by Congress; it is only consumers who are expected to be conscientious.
- And come-ons ranging from free digital cameras to $100 mail-in rebates have become the norm.
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