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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome before
he/she/itcomes before
present participlecoming before
past tensecame before
past participlecome before
  1. 1
    come before someone/something to be more important than someone or something else
    In these situations, your family comes before everything else.
  2. 2
    come before someone/something to be considered, discussed, or judged by someone in authority
    The case comes before the Magistrates again in June.
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