arrive

verb (I)
1 GET SOMEWHERE to get to the place you are going to: Give me a call to let me know you've arrived safely. | arrive in/at/from: Elaine should be arriving in the States about now.
2 BE DELIVERED if something arrives, it is brought or delivered to you: By the time the letter finally arrived, I'd heard the news.
3 EVENT if an event or particular period of time arrives, it happens: At last the day of the carnival arrived!
4 STH NEW if a new idea, method, product etc arrives, it begins to exist or starts being used: Children don't play outside as much since computer games arrived.
5 BIRTH to be born: Sharon's baby arrived just after midnight.
6 arrive at a conclusion/agreement/idea etc to reach an agreement etc after much effort: After three weeks of confusion we arrived at the conclusion that there was a security leak.
7 SUCCESS to achieve success: When he saw his name printed on the door he knew he'd arrived!
-see reach 1

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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