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verb [intransitive] emerge pronunciation in British English /ɪˈmɜː(r)dʒ/
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present tense
present participleemerging
past tenseemerged
past participleemerged
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  1. 1
    to come out of something or out from behind something
    emerge from: After a few weeks, the caterpillar emerges from its cocoon.
    emerge into: The doors opened and people began to emerge into the street.
  2. 2
    to stop being involved in a difficult situation or period of time
    emerge from: The country is slowly emerging from a recession.
  3. 3
    to become known
    Some worrying rumours were beginning to emerge.
    it emerged (that): It emerged that he had saved a child by donating his kidney.
    emerge from: Three important factors emerged from our discussions.
    1. a.
      to appear, or to become recognized
      No new leader has emerged to take his place.
      emerge as: Leeds is emerging as an important financial centre.


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