It took me years to come round to him, to start considering him as an equal or anything.
One of the owners had come round in the brig, but he had landed and taken a post-chaise back towards London.
You can leave your cart here, and come round as safe as you please.
For at any moment the bull might part from the tree, or come round it, and again catching sight of him renew the attack.
They knew the dogs would be like enough to come round the hut during the night.
Have your sulks out, lads; you'll come round like the Priscilla on a tack, and discover you've made way by it.'
I say, come round some evening and we'll have a game of faro!
I suppose that means I've got to come round and bail them out in the morning, eh?
Mr. Karénin has sent back word that he will come round at once.
At that moment the telephone rang, and George Harcourt asked if he might come round and smoke a cigar.
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.