Definition of come to in US English:

come to

phrasal verb

  • 1also come to oneselfRecover consciousness.

    • ‘I came to as a ship rose up on the stage and men in kilts marched about for the ‘Sailing’ finale.’
  • 2(of an expense) reach in total; amount to.

    ‘he hasn't the least idea of how much it will come to’
    • ‘The total bill came to a pretty reasonable £35 for an excellent meal for two, including drinks.’
    • ‘In total his bill came to about £60 and he left a generous £80 tip to the three staff serving him.’
    • ‘Free connection has been replaced with an upfront charge, so 12 months online comes to a total bill of €400.’
    • ‘The bill in total came to £51.30, which is generally more than you expect to pay but the food is worth it.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.