from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To move forward; to approach; to supervene.


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  • “Daddy, Grandma says for you and Ms. Deeva to come on up these stairs before she comes down and get you.”

    Decoys, Inc.

  • And then Mother Wind called out her name, too, the same way she called for her children to come on home.

    Eliza’s Freedom Road

  • Ambrieres had perhaps been lost; for William now sent Geoffrey a challenge to come on the fortieth day.

    William the Conqueror

  • Not just how it learned to get a protein to open the helix, or how DNA-P is made and then knows to come on the scene, or how it finds and joins the correct base.


  • As I have had no intimation of such an article to be forwarded to me from that country, presume it is the one sent by the Society of the Seine, that it has been carried into England under their orders of council, and permitted to come on from thence.


  • But someone knew someone and we moved some mountains and got Gladys Knight to come on in place of Rosie.

    Roseanne Archy

  • He knew she was in love with Graham Peters, but yet, he was trying to come on to her.

    A Love So Deep

  • Soviet relations: The unratified but voluntarily adhered-to SALT II treaty was scheduled to expire December 31 at the same time that some of our new weapons developed under the strategic modernization program were scheduled to come on line.

    An American Life

  • He invited the cacique to come on board the flagship; which he did, being greatly interested by some of the Carib prisoners, notably a handsome woman, named by the Spaniards Dofia Catalina, with whom he held a long conversation.

    Christopher Columbus

  • The newes for certain that the Dutch are come with their fleete before Margett, and some men were endeavouring to come on shore when the post come away, perhaps to steal some sheep.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, October 1665


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