come on

1) CONVENTION You say `Come on' to someone to encourage them to do something they do not much want to do. [SPOKEN]

Come on Doreen, let's dance.

2) CONVENTION You say `Come on' to someone to encourage them to hurry up. [SPOKEN]
3) CONVENTION You say `Come on' to someone when you think that what they are saying is silly or unreasonable. [SPOKEN]

`Have you said all this to the police?' - `Aw, come on!'...

Come on, Sue, that was two years ago.

4) PHRASAL VERB: usu cont If you have an illness or a headache coming on, you can feel it starting.

[V P] Tiredness and fever are much more likely to be a sign of flu coming on.

5) PHRASAL VERB: usu cont If something or someone is coming on well, they are developing well or making good progress.

[V P adv] Lee is coming on very well now and it's a matter of deciding how to fit him into the team...

[V P adv] The knee's coming on fine, I'm walking comfortably already.

Syn:
6) PHRASAL VERB When something such as a machine or system comes on, it starts working or functioning.

[V P] The central heating was coming on and the ancient wooden boards creaked.

7) PHRASAL VERB: usu cont If a new season or type of weather is coming on, it is starting to arrive.

[V P] Winter was coming on again...

[it V P to-inf] I had two miles to go and it was just coming on to rain.


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  • come on — {v.} 1. To begin; appear. * /Rain came on toward morning./ * /He felt a cold coming on./ 2. To grow or do well; thrive. * /The wheat was coming on./ * /His business came on splendidly./ 3. or[come upon]. To meet accidentally; encounter; find. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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