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phrasal verb [transitive]
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I/you/we/theycome from
he/she/itcomes from
present participlecoming from
past tensecame from
past participlecome from
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  1. 1
    come from someone/something to be obtained from, produced by, or found in a particular person, place, or thing
    The serum comes from a tropical plant.
    Opposition may also come from hardliners within his own party.
    I can’t tell where the noise is coming from, can you?
    1. a.
      come from something to have something as an origin
      The word comes from an African language.
  2. 2
    come from something to have been born in a particular place
    My parents came from Italy.
    1. b.
      to belong to a particular type of family or social group
      His wife comes from a pretty rich family.
      They all come from similar backgrounds.
  3. 3
    come from something to be the result of something
    His air of confidence came from his firm belief that he was the best candidate for the job.
    come from doing something: It’s the kind of accident that comes from being careless.
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