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’
    • ‘‘I'm not one of these people who is trying to be modern’ is a phrase that crops up repeatedly.’
    • ‘The gender issue crops up in just about every walk of life.’
    • ‘These predictions crop up every decade or so and they are always wrong.’
    • ‘I've noticed little mistakes and typos cropping up here and there.’
    • ‘Something crops up that just absolutely has to be sorted out face to face.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Challenge is one word that crops up in Heather's conversation a lot.’
    • ‘It is not something that crops up on a day to day basis in terms of business.’
    • ‘Bruce Springsteen was a name that often cropped up as a reference point.’
    • ‘They monitor the radios and they are ready to go if anything unusual crops up.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If something crops up that interests me, whether it's here or overseas, then I'll look at it.’
    • ‘Unless something unexpected crops up this year, this test looks like something a lot of us should try next year.’
    • ‘All the same, Lola crops up frequently in our discussions like a slightly eccentric but beloved foreign cousin.’
    • ‘When talking to locals and expats, this topic often crops up.’
    • ‘One theme that crops up week after week are those who hit their 5 or 6 month anniversary.’
    • ‘It's a problem we've noticed before and it seems to crop up at random intervals.’
    • ‘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’.’
    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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