from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To recover consciousness after fainting etc.
  • v. To stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind. See also come about.
  • v. To total; to amount to.
  • v. To reach; to arrive at.
  • v. To devote attention to in due course; to come around to.
  • v. To befall; to affect; to happen to; to come upon.
  • v. To regard or specify, as narrowing a field of choices by category.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. return to consciousness
  • v. be relevant to
  • v. attain
  • v. cause to experience suddenly


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