Also, come to a standstill . Stop, either permanently or temporarily. For example, The sergeant ordered the men to come to a halt , or With the strike, construction came to a standstill . Both terms employ come to in the sense of “arrive at” or “reach,” a usage dating from the 10th century. Also see come to , def. 2.
- Come to an end
1. Conclude, terminate, as in the familiar proverb, All things come to an end, stated by Geoffrey Chaucer in Troilus and Cressida (c. 1374). 2. come to a bad end; come to no good. Have a bad outcome or die in an unpleasant way. For example, I always suspected this venture would come to no […]
- Come to mind
Be recollected, occur to one, as in A new idea just came to mind . This phrase replaced the earlier come in mind , which dates from the late 1300s. Also see
- Come to nothing
Also, come to naught. Fail, as in All his efforts have come to nothing, or The last round of peace talks came to naught. The first term dates from the mid-1500s, the variant from the early 1600s.
[kuh m-bahy-nuh-buh l] /kəmˈbaɪ nə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of or being .