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come by

come by(
kuhm
 
bay
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to pass without stopping)
a. pasar
Some priests came by while I was sitting on the park bench.Unos curas pasaron cuando estaba sentado en el banco del parque.
2. (to stop by)
a. pasarse
I'll come by and check on you after I get off work.Me pasaré a ver cómo estás cuando salga del trabajo.
3. (to obtain)
a. conseguir
Fresh salmon is hard to come by this time of year.Es difícil conseguir salmón fresco en esta época del año.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to stop by)
a. pasarse
Can you come by the house and pick up a jacket for your brother?¿Te puedes pasar por casa y coger una chamarra para tu hermano?
5. (to pass without stopping)
a. pasar
The race cars came by me at over 200 miles per hour.Los carros de carrera me pasaron a más de 200 millas por hora.
6. (to obtain)
a. conseguir
He has a funny story about how he came by his nickname.Tiene una historia chistosa acerca de cómo consiguió su apodo.
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come by
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (acquire)
a. conseguir
how did she c by all that money?¿de dónde sacó todo ese dinero?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (visit)
a. pasarse
I'll c by tomorrowme pasaré mañana (por tu casa)
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come by
intransitive verb
(obtain) conseguir; adquirir
how did she come by that name? ¿cómo adquirió ese nombre?
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (pass) pasar
could I come by please? ¿me permite?; ¿se puede?
2 (visit) visitar; entrar a ver
next time you come by la próxima vez que vengas por aquí
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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