Definition of come to in English:

come to

phrasal verb

  • 1also come to oneselfRecover consciousness.

    ‘I came to in a corner of the room’
    ‘he was struggling to come to himself’
    • ‘‘But knowing how defensive he can get when it comes to himself… I'm not so sure’ I sighed.’
    • ‘It was a little before noon when he came to himself again.’
    • ‘On coming to himself on Sunday morning, he got up and walked home, and a doctor was afterwards called in.’
    • ‘Suddenly coming to himself, parched, he demanded a drink of water.’
    • ‘I came to myself in the room; it was a basement of a house.’
    • ‘Well, when the incident was over, I was on the floor in my living room and he kind of came to himself.’
    • ‘Abruptly coming to herself, Sara hastened to touch down lightly in front of her audience.’
    regain consciousness, recover consciousness, come round, come to life, come to one's senses, recover, revive, awake, wake up
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  • 2(of an expense) reach in total; amount to.

    ‘the bill came to £20,000’
    • ‘In total his bill came to about £60 and he left a generous £80 tip to the three staff serving him.’
    • ‘The total bill came to a pretty reasonable £35 for an excellent meal for two, including drinks.’
    • ‘The total bill came to £35.30, which is excellent value for quality food.’
    • ‘Together with the drinks, the total bill came to £37.50-and we added a generous tip.’
    • ‘Our total bill came to 35.20 leva for three of us including beers.’
    • ‘Travel the whole weekend was expensive, coming to a total of just under £95 in the end!’
    • ‘The bill in total came to £51.30, which is generally more than you expect to pay but the food is worth it.’
    • ‘With lawyers' fees plus the balance of the original bill, the total comes to almost $40,000!’
    • ‘The total bill came to nearly £8 billion and there were very real fears that the capital backers would be wiped out.’
    • ‘Free connection has been replaced with an upfront charge, so 12 months online comes to a total bill of €400.’
    amount to, add up to, run to, number, make, total, equal, be equal to, be equivalent to
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  • 3(of a ship) come to a stop.