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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome along
he/she/itcomes along
present participlecoming along
past tensecame along
past participlecome along
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  1. 1
    to arrive, or to become available
    He decided to give the money to the first stranger who came along.
    He told me to work hard and take every opportunity that comes along.
  2. 2
    to go somewhere with someone
    I’ve never seen a baseball game – do you mind if I come along?
    1. a.
      to go somewhere so that you can be with someone who went there earlier
      Ray had some work to finish and decided to come along later.
  3. 3
    [usually progressive] to make progress, or to get better in quality, skill, or health
    The building work was coming along nicely.
    be coming along with something: How’s Kathleen coming along with her swimming?
  4. 4
    come along old-fashioned
See also main entry: come


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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