Cavanagh wanted federal troops, and Romney, though initially reluctant, came around to that view.
Harold tells how Dick Gregory came around with his health therapies and blenders.
The opportunity first came around before I had applied to all my colleges; it was right before finals.
But when he came around, in 2009 and 2010, he mastered partisan politics pretty quickly.
Liz Taylor came around once more, perhaps twice, on that visit.
Bela slipped through the other door and came around the house.
He came around the table and placed a big leather chair for Linda.
As he came around a corner he heard the murmur of low voices, and, being cautious by nature, he halted to take an observation.
He got up and came around the table and stretched out his hand toward her.
I came around the end, where the ascent is gradual; there's a good path.
Old English cuman "come, approach, land; come to oneself, recover; arrive; assemble" (class IV strong verb; past tense cuom, com, past participle cumen), from Proto-Germanic *kwem- (cf. Old Saxon cuman, Old Frisian kuma, Middle Dutch comen, Dutch komen, Old High German queman, German kommen, Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman), from PIE root *gwa-, *gwem- "to go, come" (cf. Sanskrit gamati "he goes," Avestan jamaiti "goes," Tocharian kakmu "come," Lithuanian gemu "to be born," Greek bainein "to go, walk, step," Latin venire "to come").
The substitution of Middle English -o- for Old English -u- before -m-, -n-, or -r- was a scribal habit before minims to avoid misreading the letters in the old style handwriting, which jammed letters. The practice similarly transformed some, monk, tongue, worm. Modern past tense form came is Middle English, probably from Old Norse kvam, replacing Old English cuom.
Remarkably productive with prepositions (NTC's "Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs" lists 198 combinations); consider the varied senses in come to "regain consciousness," come over "possess" (as an emotion), come at "attack," come on (interj.) "be serious," and come off "occur." For sexual senses, see cum.