verb + adverb
See parent entry: → come
- 1 1.1 (urging somebody) (only in imperative) come on!¡vamos! ¡date prisa! or (in Latin America also) ¡apúrate!come on! you can do it!
¡órale! (Mexico) [colloquial]¡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) avanzar
- 3(progress) avanzarhow'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
- 1 (sexual) [colloquial]to give somebody the come-oninsinuársele a alguien
tirarle 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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