One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Arrive to arrest or detain (someone)‘the cops came for her husband’
- ‘Brandon was still recuperating himself at home when the police came 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘At the age of eight in a Moscow hotel she experienced how the secret service came for her parents.’
2Launch oneself at (someone) to attack them.‘he came for me with his fists’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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