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phrasal verb [intransitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycrop up
he/she/itcrops up
present participlecropping up
past tensecropped up
past participlecropped up
  1. 1
    to happen suddenly or unexpectedly
    Ben had to go back to work – a problem’s cropped up.
  2. 2
    if a name or subject crops up, someone mentions it
    Alice’s name keeps cropping up in our conversations.
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