Definition of come as
—used to describe the effect that something has when people first learn about it <Their decision came as a surprise (to me).> <It should come as no surprise that many people oppose the plan.> <The news of her recovery came as a great relief to all of us.>
Word by Word Definitions
: to move toward something : approach
: to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
: to reach a particular station in a series
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