\ ˈkəm-ə-ˌlȯŋ How to pronounce come-along (audio) \

Definition of come-along

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small portable winch usually consisting of a cable attached to a hand-operated ratchet

come along

came along; come along; coming along; comes along

Definition of come along (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to accompany someone who leads the way asked me to come along on the trip
2 : to make progress work is coming along well
3 : to make an appearance won't just marry the first man that comes along

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Synonyms & Antonyms for come-along

Synonyms: Verb

advance, come, do, fare, forge, get along, get on, go, go along, go off, march, pace, proceed, progress

Antonyms: Verb

remain, stand, stay, stop

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Examples of come-along in a Sentence


our backyard makeover is coming along nicely

First Known Use of come-along


1891, in the meaning defined above


1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of come-along was in 1559

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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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