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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome around
he/she/itcomes around
present participlecoming around
past tensecame around
past participlecome around
  1. 1

    come around


    come round

    if a regular event comes around, it happens again

    Before we knew it, Christmas had come around again.

  2. 2

    come around


    come to

    to become conscious again after being unconscious

    When I came around, I was lying on the back seat of a car.

  3. 3

    come around


    come round

    to go to a place where someone is, especially their house, in order to visit them

    Why don’t you come around after work?

  4. 4
    if something such as a letter or a message comes around, it is sent to several people in a place

    A note came around asking for new ideas.

  5. 5
    to go to several people in a room, one after another, especially in order to talk to them

    The manager came around and congratulated everyone.

    come around with:

    A waiter came around with a tray of drinks.

  6. 6

    come around


    come round

    to change your opinion or decision because someone has persuaded you to agree with them

    He’ll come around eventually.

    come around to:

    We knew she would come around to our way of thinking.

See also main entry: come
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