come to
  • (intransitive) IPA: /kʌm ˈtu/
  • (transitive) IPA: /ˈkʌm tu/

come to

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To recover consciousness after fainting etc.
    She came to with the aid of smelling salts.
    Synonyms: come to one's senses, come back to one's senses, come around
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic, nautical) To stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind. See also come about.
    • 1899 February, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number M, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, […], OCLC 1042815524 ↗, part I:
      The flood had made, the wind was nearly calm, and being bound down the river, the only thing for it was to come to and wait for the turn of the tide.
  3. (transitive) To total; to amount to.
    so how much does that come to?;  the bill comes to £10 each
  4. (transitive) To reach; to arrive at.
    come to an end;  come to a conclusion;  come to an agreement;  come to a halt
  5. (transitive) To devote attention to in due course; to come around to.
    I'll come to your question in a minute.
  6. (transitive) To befall; to happen to; to come upon.
    Synonyms: affect
    I pray no harm will come to you.
  7. (transitive, usually in present tense) To regard or specifically pertain to.
    He's the best when it comes to detective fiction.
    When it comes to remorseless criminals, this guy takes the cake.
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