Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Appear, occur, or come to one's notice unexpectedly.‘some urgent business had cropped up’
happen, occur, arise, arrive, turn up, spring up, pop up, surface, emerge, materialize, appear, come to light, present itself, make an appearanceView synonyms
- ‘Unless something unexpected crops up this year, this test looks like something a lot of us should try next year.’
- ‘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 problem we've noticed before and it seems to crop up at random intervals.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Challenge is one word that crops up in Heather's conversation a lot.’
- ‘One theme that crops up week after week are those who hit their 5 or 6 month anniversary.’
- ‘The gender issue crops up in just about every walk of life.’
- ‘Something crops up that just absolutely has to be sorted out face to face.’
- ‘If something crops up that interests me, whether it's here or overseas, then I'll look at it.’
- ‘He crops up a couple of times almost at random.’
- ‘The key word here, which crops up throughout the report and the subsequent discussion, is ‘unwitting’.’
- ‘It's a condition most commonly found in women, but occasionally crops up in a man.’
- ‘Bruce Springsteen was a name that often cropped up as a reference point.’
- ‘When talking to locals and expats, this topic often crops up.’
- ‘I've noticed little mistakes and typos cropping up here and there.’
- ‘All the same, Lola crops up frequently in our discussions like a slightly eccentric but beloved foreign cousin.’
- ‘‘I'm not one of these people who is trying to be modern’ is a phrase that crops up repeatedly.’
- ‘It is not something that crops up on a day to day basis in terms of business.’
- ‘These predictions crop up every decade or so and they are always wrong.’
- ‘They monitor the radios and they are ready to go if anything unusual crops up.’
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