6 [intransitive] to happen
Police investigated him for three years before the breakthrough came.
come as a shock/surprise/relief/disappointment/reminder etc. (=be a shock etc.): It came as no surprise that she left the company.
This news has come as a disappointment to local business leaders.
coming soon: Coming soon, the new smash-hit comedy starring Julia Roberts.
come in twos/threes etc. (=two/three etc. of them happen at the same time): Instances of bad luck are supposed to come in threes.
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