During World War II, the British came up with their own version of the game for prisoners of war held by the Nazis.
She came up with a code word―“peace”―for her teacher if the abuse happened again, and she called the teacher and used the word.
One question that came up immediately: Why was the governor jogging alone with a laser-sighted Ruger?
They came up from the southwest, with the sun and the wind behind them.
The picture was the directing debut for respected special-effects man Hoyt Yeatman, who also came up with the story.
When he was getting into his buggy Hunter came up and stopped him.
The Milbreys, father and son, came up and greeted the group on the piazza.
Then he went, and she sat there on the sofa without moving, till she heard her father's feet as he came up the stairs.
He came up to her, more gently now, and took up her hand to kiss it.
Then she got up, smiling, and advanced to meet Chisholm and Flora, who came up the garden 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.