Definition of come first
: to be more important than something else He cares about his job, but his family comes first.
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
: preceding all others in time, order, or importance: such as
: being the lowest forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle
: before another in time, space, or importance
: for the first time
: in preference to something else : sooner
: something that is first: such as
: the first occurrence or item of a kind
: the first forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle
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