Definition of come for in English:

come for

phrasal verb

  • 1Arrive to arrest or detain (someone)

    ‘the cops came for her husband’
    • ‘At the age of eight in a Moscow hotel she experienced how the secret service came for her parents.’
    • ‘Brandon was still recuperating himself at home when the police came for him.’
    • ‘She felt a slight panic rip at her, and she tried her hardest to play her cards right without him finding up the cops were coming for him.’
    • ‘The alarm had just gone off and several guards where coming for me.’
    • ‘Branded a murderer, the police would come for him and lock him away.’
  • 2Launch oneself at (someone) to attack them.

    ‘he came for me with his fists’
    • ‘At one point he was coming for me so I was aware of the situation I was in, but you have to react to it.’
    • ‘And then I realize I'm the guy he's shouting at, because there's no one else out here and he's coming for me.’