Definition of come of in English:

come of

phrasal verb

  • 1Result from.

    ‘no good will come of it’
    • ‘Whatever comes of their efforts, we hope that one result will be a simplified, more transparent system that all the stakeholders in the process find easier to understand.’
    • ‘But the only result that comes of such haste is burnout.’
    • ‘There was of course also the year that I found out what it was like to get pushed too far by other kids, and what sort of teacher responses came of acting like an intelligent psycho as a result.’
    • ‘In my case they are invariably the result of carelessness and clumsiness, which comes of going to too many meetings and not making enough lemon tarts.’
    • ‘Keep this guy as a friend, and if something more comes of that as a result of the friendship, great!’
    • ‘And really, not much came of those trials because they were so small and the results weren't all that significant.’
    • ‘Nothing came of the resultant free-kick.’
    • ‘He takes the resulting corner but nothing comes of it.’
    1. 1.1 Be descended from.
      ‘she came of Dorset stock’
      • ‘He came of an impoverished farming family in the inner Hebrides in Scotland.’
      • ‘To the surprise of absolutely no one, the results confirmed their earlier conclusion that snakes came of marine ancestry.’
      • ‘Katie comes of a family long associated with Irish music, the most famous of them being her great grand uncle Dame Normanly, of Bellaghy, who was the most famous violinist in all Connacht in his time.’
      • ‘His paternal family comes of a long line of priests.’
      • ‘They came of gentry stock, and their father exhibited one of the occasional weaknesses of that origin - an incurable optimism in money matters which left him penniless.’
      • ‘He came of London mercantile stock, went to Oxford but socialised too much to take a degree, and married the daughter of Field-Marshall Lord Chetwode.’
      • ‘Chaucer, who came of London merchant stock, grew up in aristocratic and royal circles, and he was one of the most lionized and richly rewarded poets of any age.’