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Difference between Come across and Go across

come across

1. pass from one side to the other:

  • Was the Channel rough when you came across?

2. (of messages, etc.) be communicated and understood:

  • The preacher spoke for a long time but I’m afraid his meaning did not come across.

3. (coll.) provide money or information:

  • “Did she admit it?” “Yes…. But she wouldn’t come across till dawn.”

4. be perceived as a particular type of person:

  • You come across as a reasonable kind of guy to most people.

go across— = come across 1:

  • Planks were laid so that the villagers could go across the marshy area.