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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycome for
he/she/itcomes for
present participlecoming for
past tensecame for
past participlecome for
  1. 1
    come for someone/something to come to a place so that you can take someone or something away with you

    The taxi will come for us at around 8 o’clock.

    I’ve just come for the book your brother borrowed from me.

    1. a.
      come for someone to come to a place in order to arrest someone

      The police came for him in the middle of the night.

  2. 2
    come for someone same as come at (sense 1)
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