to come it over


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Come \Come\, v. i. [imp. Came; p. p. Come; p. pr & vb. n.
   Coming.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D.
   komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan.
   komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr.
   gam. [root]23. Cf. Base, n., Convene, Adventure.]
   1. To move hitherward; to draw near; to approach the speaker,
      or some place or person indicated; -- opposed to go.
      [1913 Webster]

            Look, who comes yonder?               --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

            I did not come to curse thee.         --Tennyson.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. To complete a movement toward a place; to arrive.
      [1913 Webster]

            When we came to Rome.                 --Acts xxviii.
                                                  16.
      [1913 Webster]

            Lately come from Italy.               --Acts xviii.
                                                  2.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. To approach or arrive, as if by a journey or from a
      distance. "Thy kingdom come." --Matt. vi. 10.
      [1913 Webster]

            The hour is coming, and now is.       --John. v. 25.
      [1913 Webster]

            So quick bright things come to confusion. --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. To approach or arrive, as the result of a cause, or of the
      act of another.
      [1913 Webster]

            From whence come wars?                --James iv. 1.
      [1913 Webster]

            Both riches and honor come of thee !  --1 Chron.
                                                  xxix. 12.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. To arrive in sight; to be manifest; to appear.
      [1913 Webster]

            Then butter does refuse to come.      --Hudibras.
      [1913 Webster]

   6. To get to be, as the result of change or progress; -- with
      a predicate; as, to come untied.
      [1913 Webster]

            How come you thus estranged?          --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

            How come her eyes so bright?          --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   Note: Am come, is come, etc., are frequently used instead of
         have come, has come, etc., esp. in poetry. The verb to
         be gives a clearer adjectival significance to the
         participle as expressing a state or condition of the
         subject, while the auxiliary have expresses simply the
         completion of the action signified by the verb.
         [1913 Webster]

               Think not that I am come to destroy. --Matt. v.
                                                  17.
         [1913 Webster]

               We are come off like Romans.       --Shak.
         [1913 Webster]

               The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the
               year.                              --Bryant.
         [1913 Webster]

   Note: Come may properly be used (instead of go) in speaking
         of a movement hence, or away, when there is reference
         to an approach to the person addressed; as, I shall
         come home next week; he will come to your house to-day.
         It is used with other verbs almost as an auxiliary,
         indicative of approach to the action or state expressed
         by the verb; as, how came you to do it? Come is used
         colloquially, with reference to a definite future time
         approaching, without an auxiliary; as, it will be two
         years, come next Christmas; i. e., when Christmas shall
         come.
         [1913 Webster]

               They were cried
               In meeting, come next Sunday.      --Lowell.
         Come, in the imperative, is used to excite attention,
         or to invite to motion or joint action; come, let us
         go. "This is the heir; come, let us kill him." --Matt.
         xxi. 38. When repeated, it sometimes expresses haste,
         or impatience, and sometimes rebuke. "Come, come, no
         time for lamentation now." --Milton.
         [1913 Webster]

   To come, yet to arrive, future. "In times to come."
      --Dryden. "There's pippins and cheese to come." --Shak.

   To come about.
      (a) To come to pass; to arrive; to happen; to result; as,
          how did these things come about?
      (b) To change; to come round; as, the ship comes about.
          "The wind is come about." --Shak.
          [1913 Webster]

                On better thoughts, and my urged reasons,
                They are come about, and won to the true side.
                                                  --B. Jonson.

   To come abroad.
      (a) To move or be away from one's home or country. "Am
          come abroad to see the world." --Shak.
      (b) To become public or known. [Obs.] "Neither was
          anything kept secret, but that it should come abroad."
          --Mark. iv. 22.

   To come across, to meet; to find, esp. by chance or
      suddenly. "We come across more than one incidental mention
      of those wars." --E. A. Freeman. "Wagner's was certainly
      one of the strongest and most independent natures I ever
      came across." --H. R. Haweis.

   To come after.
      (a) To follow.
      (b) To come to take or to obtain; as, to come after a
          book.

   To come again, to return. "His spirit came again and he
      revived." --Judges. xv. 19. - 

   To come and go.
      (a) To appear and disappear; to change; to alternate. "The
          color of the king doth come and go." --Shak.
      (b) (Mech.) To play backward and forward.

   To come at.
      (a) To reach; to arrive within reach of; to gain; as, to
          come at a true knowledge of ourselves.
      (b) To come toward; to attack; as, he came at me with
          fury.

   To come away, to part or depart.

   To come between, to intervene; to separate; hence, to cause
      estrangement.

   To come by.
      (a) To obtain, gain, acquire. "Examine how you came by all
          your state." --Dryden.
      (b) To pass near or by way of.

   To come down.
      (a) To descend.
      (b) To be humbled.

   To come down upon, to call to account, to reprimand.
      [Colloq.] --Dickens.

   To come home.
      (a) To return to one's house or family.
      (b) To come close; to press closely; to touch the
          feelings, interest, or reason.
      (c) (Naut.) To be loosened from the ground; -- said of an
          anchor.

   To come in.
      (a) To enter, as a town, house, etc. "The thief cometh
          in." --Hos. vii. 1.
      (b) To arrive; as, when my ship comes in.
      (c) To assume official station or duties; as, when Lincoln
          came in.
      (d) To comply; to yield; to surrender. "We need not fear
          his coming in" --Massinger.
      (e) To be brought into use. "Silken garments did not come
          in till late." --Arbuthnot.
      (f) To be added or inserted; to be or become a part of.
      (g) To accrue as gain from any business or investment.
      (h) To mature and yield a harvest; as, the crops come in
          well.
      (i) To have sexual intercourse; -- with to or unto. --Gen.
          xxxviii. 16.
      (j) To have young; to bring forth; as, the cow will come
          in next May. [U. S.]

   To come in for, to claim or receive. "The rest came in for
      subsidies." --Swift.

   To come into, to join with; to take part in; to agree to;
      to comply with; as, to come into a party or scheme.

   To come it over, to hoodwink; to get the advantage of.
      [Colloq.]

   To come near or To come nigh, to approach in place or
      quality; to be equal to. "Nothing ancient or modern seems
      to come near it." --Sir W. Temple.

   To come of.
      (a) To descend or spring from. "Of Priam's royal race my
          mother came." --Dryden.
      (b) To result or follow from. "This comes of judging by
          the eye." --L'Estrange.

   To come off.
      (a) To depart or pass off from.
      (b) To get free; to get away; to escape.
      (c) To be carried through; to pass off; as, it came off
          well.
      (d) To acquit one's self; to issue from (a contest, etc.);
          as, he came off with honor; hence, substantively, a
          come-off, an escape; an excuse; an evasion. [Colloq.]
      (e) To pay over; to give. [Obs.]
      (f) To take place; to happen; as, when does the race come
          off?
      (g) To be or become after some delay; as, the weather came
          off very fine.
      (h) To slip off or be taken off, as a garment; to
          separate.
      (i) To hurry away; to get through. --Chaucer.

   To come off by, to suffer. [Obs.] "To come off by the
      worst." --Calamy.

   To come off from, to leave. "To come off from these grave
      disquisitions." --Felton.

   To come on.
      (a) To advance; to make progress; to thrive.
      (b) To move forward; to approach; to supervene.

   To come out.
      (a) To pass out or depart, as from a country, room,
          company, etc. "They shall come out with great
          substance." --Gen. xv. 14.
      (b) To become public; to appear; to be published. "It is
          indeed come out at last." --Bp. Stillingfleet.
      (c) To end; to result; to turn out; as, how will this
          affair come out? he has come out well at last.
      (d) To be introduced into society; as, she came out two
          seasons ago.
      (e) To appear; to show itself; as, the sun came out.
      (f) To take sides; to announce a position publicly; as, he
          came out against the tariff.
      (g) To publicly admit oneself to be homosexual.

   To come out with, to give publicity to; to disclose.

   To come over.
      (a) To pass from one side or place to another.
          "Perpetually teasing their friends to come over to
          them." --Addison.
      (b) To rise and pass over, in distillation.

   To come over to, to join.

   To come round.
      (a) To recur in regular course.
      (b) To recover. [Colloq.]
      (c) To change, as the wind.
      (d) To relent. --J. H. Newman.
      (e) To circumvent; to wheedle. [Colloq.]

   To come short, to be deficient; to fail of attaining. "All
      have sinned and come short of the glory of God." --Rom.
      iii. 23.

   To come to.
      (a) To consent or yield. --Swift.
      (b) (Naut.) (with the accent on to) To luff; to bring the
          ship's head nearer the wind; to anchor.
      (c) (with the accent on to) To recover, as from a swoon.
      (d) To arrive at; to reach.
      (e) To amount to; as, the taxes come to a large sum.
      (f) To fall to; to be received by, as an inheritance.
          --Shak.

   To come to blows. See under Blow.

   To come to grief. See under Grief.

   To come to a head.
      (a) To suppurate, as a boil.
      (b) To mature; to culminate; as a plot.

   To come to one's self, to recover one's senses.

   To come to pass, to happen; to fall out.

   To come to the scratch.
      (a) (Prize Fighting) To step up to the scratch or mark
          made in the ring to be toed by the combatants in
          beginning a contest; hence:
      (b) To meet an antagonist or a difficulty bravely.
          [Colloq.]

   To come to time.
      (a) (Prize Fighting) To come forward in order to resume
          the contest when the interval allowed for rest is over
          and "time" is called; hence:
      (b) To keep an appointment; to meet expectations.
          [Colloq.]

   To come together.
      (a) To meet for business, worship, etc.; to assemble.
          --Acts i. 6.
      (b) To live together as man and wife. --Matt. i. 18.

   To come true, to happen as predicted or expected.

   To come under, to belong to, as an individual to a class.
      

   To come up
      (a) to ascend; to rise.
      (b) To be brought up; to arise, as a question.
      (c) To spring; to shoot or rise above the earth, as a
          plant.
      (d) To come into use, as a fashion.

   To come up the capstan (Naut.), to turn it the contrary
      way, so as to slacken the rope about it.

   To come up the tackle fall (Naut.), to slacken the tackle
      gently. --Totten.

   To come up to, to rise to; to equal.

   To come up with, to overtake or reach by pursuit.

   To come upon.
      (a) To befall.
      (b) To attack or invade.
      (c) To have a claim upon; to become dependent upon for
          support; as, to come upon the town.
      (d) To light or chance upon; to find; as, to come upon hid
          treasure.
          [1913 Webster]
.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Over \O"ver\, adv.
   1. From one side to another; from side to side; across;
      crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a
      foot in diameter.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the
      opposite side of a space or barrier; -- used with verbs of
      motion; as, to sail over to England; to hand over the
      money; to go over to the enemy. "We will pass over to
      Gibeah." --Judges xix. 12. Also, with verbs of being: At,
      or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. From beginning to end; throughout the course, extent, or
      expanse of anything; as, to look over accounts, or a stock
      of goods; a dress covered over with jewels.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
      [1913 Webster]

            Good measure, pressed down . . . and running over.
                                                  --Luke vi. 38.
      [1913 Webster]

   5. Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity;
      superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work
      over. "So over violent." --Dryden.
      [1913 Webster]

            He that gathered much had nothing over. --Ex. xvi.
                                                  18.
      [1913 Webster]

   6. In a manner to bring the under side to or towards the top;
      as, to turn (one's self) over; to roll a stone over; to
      turn over the leaves; to tip over a cart.
      [1913 Webster]

   7. Completed; at an end; beyond the limit of continuance;
      finished; as, when will the play be over?. "Their distress
      was over." --Macaulay. "The feast was over." --Sir W.
      Scott.
      [1913 Webster]

   Note: Over, out, off, and similar adverbs, are often used in
         the predicate with the sense and force of adjectives,
         agreeing in this respect with the adverbs of place,
         here, there, everywhere, nowhere; as, the games were
         over; the play is over; the master was out; his hat is
         off.
         [1913 Webster]

   Note: Over is much used in composition, with the same
         significations that it has as a separate word; as in
         overcast, overflow, to cast or flow so as to spread
         over or cover; overhang, to hang above; overturn, to
         turn so as to bring the underside towards the top;
         overact, overreach, to act or reach beyond, implying
         excess or superiority.
         [1913 Webster]

   All over.
      (a) Over the whole; upon all parts; completely; as, he is
          spatterd with mud all over.
      (b) Wholly over; at an end; as, it is all over with him.
          

   Over again, once more; with repetition; afresh; anew.
      --Dryden.

   Over against, opposite; in front. --Addison.

   Over and above, in a manner, or degree, beyond what is
      supposed, defined, or usual; besides; in addition; as, not
      over and above well. "He . . . gained, over and above, the
      good will of all people." --L' Estrange.

   Over and over, repeatedly; again and again.

   To boil over. See under Boil, v. i.

   To come it over, To do over, To give over, etc. See
      under Come, Do, Give, etc.

   To throw over, to abandon; to betray. Cf. {To throw
      overboard}, under Overboard.
      [1913 Webster]
Feedback Form