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v. 1. [Atlantic; DJE "from become or perh. come as abbr. of come to be" but cf. OED come 24a to become (e.g. come true, come untied, etc); cf. also vini 'come, become' in all Fr. Cr. (Goodman 1964:60)] to become: 1918 (Magic) pot come full o' pease an rice (Parsons 141). Corn come blight (Exuma). (Black)

2. [DJE idem] come in! (said to someone knock-ing outside). (Nassau.)

come do [cf. DJE come "before another verb with the effect of preparing for it, thus giving it prominence or greater force"; cf. come as serial verb in creole and African languages (Alleyne 1980:91, 171)] phr. to approach doing something: Every vessel what go out come bring in all dead sponge (Shilling 1977). (Black)

come down phr. to take one's turn at playing marbles: I comin' down second and I goin' get all them marbles out that ring (Nassau).

come 'shore [Rama Cay Cr. idem (Holm 1978); nautical] phr. to return home. (Black)

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Last update: 2011-01-11 22:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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