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arrive at

1. Literally, to reach a destination after traveling. What time are we supposed to arrive at Paul's? Because we got stuck in traffic, we arrived at the party late.
2. To reach a particular decision or understanding. I'm thrilled to announce that the committee has finally arrived at a consensus. Have the doctors arrived at a decision yet?
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arrive at

Reach an objective, as in We arrived at the party right on time, or It took Harry only a few minutes to arrive at a solution. [Early 1500s]
See also: arrive
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

arrive at

v.
1. To reach or come to some place: Because of the snowstorm, we arrived at the airport three hours late.
2. To come to some conclusion or decision: I think you're right, but how did you arrive at that answer?
See also: arrive
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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By multiplying those numbers by the present value of earnings of a 2-year-old ($723,000, in 2000 dollars) and then by the size of the cohort (the 3.8 million 2000 2-year-olds), they arrived at the bottom line--an economic gain of $110 billion to $318 billion for those children fortunate enough to be 2 years old in the year 2000, who will grow up in an environment in which they will face minimal exposure to the dangers of lead.
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With trained eyes, EVS members focused on the elevator's locking mechanism, which should have prevented the outside door from opening before the elevator arrived at the floor.
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