crop up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theycrop up
he/she/itcrops up
present participlecropping up
past tensecropped up
past participlecropped up
  1. 2
    if a name or subject crops up, someone mentions it

    Alice’s name keeps cropping up in our conversations.

See also main entry: crop