arrive

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Verb[change]

Plain form
arrive

Third-person singular
arrives

Past tense
arrived

Past participle
arrived

Present participle
arriving

  1. (intransitive) If you arrive somewhere, you come to that place, usually the place that you planned to go to.
    Is everything ready? I expect the guests to arrive soon.
    Please arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight.
    We arrive in New York at 10:52.
    They asked us to arrive early to help get ready for the party.
    Different people thinking about the same question often arrive at the same answer.
  2. (intransitive) If something arrives somewhere, it comes to that place, usually the place that it was supposed to go to.
    Five days later a letter arrived by Federal Express.
  3. (intransitive) If a time or event arrives, it moves from the future into the present.
    Finally the day arrived for him to come home.

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