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

    come around

    or

    come round

    if a regular event comes around, it happens again
    Before we knew it, Christmas had come around again.
  2. 2

    come around

    or

    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

    or

    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. 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.
  5. 6

    come around

    or

    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.
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