Definition of crop up in English:

crop up

phrasal verb

  • Appear, occur, or come to one's notice unexpectedly.

    ‘some urgent business had cropped up’
    • ‘It is not something that crops up on a day to day basis in terms of business.’
    • ‘Something crops up that just absolutely has to be sorted out face to face.’
    • ‘It's a problem we've noticed before and it seems to crop up at random intervals.’
    • ‘They monitor the radios and they are ready to go if anything unusual crops up.’
    • ‘All the same, Lola crops up frequently in our discussions like a slightly eccentric but beloved foreign cousin.’
    • ‘I've noticed little mistakes and typos cropping up here and there.’
    • ‘Unless something unexpected crops up this year, this test looks like something a lot of us should try next year.’
    • ‘The key word here, which crops up throughout the report and the subsequent discussion, is ‘unwitting’.’
    • ‘‘I'm not one of these people who is trying to be modern’ is a phrase that crops up repeatedly.’
    • ‘Bruce Springsteen was a name that often cropped up as a reference point.’
    • ‘Challenge is one word that crops up in Heather's conversation a lot.’
    • ‘When talking to locals and expats, this topic often crops up.’
    • ‘The book is also repetitive: the same old laundry list of sour complaints about the man, his works, and his cronies, crops up again and again.’
    • ‘It's a condition most commonly found in women, but occasionally crops up in a man.’
    • ‘One theme that crops up week after week are those who hit their 5 or 6 month anniversary.’
    • ‘These predictions crop up every decade or so and they are always wrong.’
    • ‘So if 01788 crops up on your phone bill and you can't recall where that is, this site will reveal it is Rugby, Warwickshire.’
    • ‘He crops up a couple of times almost at random.’
    • ‘If something crops up that interests me, whether it's here or overseas, then I'll look at it.’
    • ‘The gender issue crops up in just about every walk of life.’
    happen, occur, arise, arrive, turn up, spring up, pop up, surface, emerge, materialize, appear, come to light, present itself, make an appearance
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