arrive meaning

[ ə'raiv ] Pronunciation:   "arrive" in a sentence
  • Verb: arrive  u'rIv
    1. Reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
      "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"
      - get, come 
    2. Succeed in a big way; get to the top
      "After he published his book, he had arrived"
      - make it, get in, go far

    Derived forms: arriving, arrived, arrives

    See also: arrival, arriver

    Type of: bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win

    Antonym: leave

    Encyclopedia: Arrive

  • [American slang]
    to reach the location of an event in progress. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on and at.)
      The police arrived on the scene of the crime.
      They arrived upon the scene of a frightening accident.
      What did they do when they arrived at the scene?


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  1. we happened to arrive there in the rainy season.
  2. the film was already on when we arrived.
  3. my giro has not arrived this week.
  4. if you can arrive late, then so can i.
  5. i hope to arrive towards six o'clock.

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