come from

come from
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "come from":
present tense I/you/we/they come from he/she/it comes from present participle coming from past tense came from past participle come from
a) come from someone/something to be obtained from, produced by, or found in a particular person, place, or thing

The serum comes from a tropical plant.

Opposition may also come from hardliners within his own party.

I can't tell where the noise is coming from, can you?

b) come from something to have something as an origin

The word comes from an African language.

2) come from something to have been born in a particular place

My parents came from Italy.

a) to have your home in a particular place

We come from London.

b) to belong to a particular type of family or social group

His wife comes from a pretty rich family.

They all come from similar backgrounds.

3) come from something to be the result of something

His air of confidence came from his firm belief that he was the best candidate for the job.

come from doing something:

It's the kind of accident that comes from being careless.

4) coming from someone used for emphasizing that what someone is saying is surprising, annoying, or funny

Coming from him, that's praise indeed!

5) where someone is coming from
informal the ideas, intentions, or feelings that make someone say a particular thing or behave in a particular way

English dictionary. 2014.

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