To crop up
Crop Crop, v. i. To yield harvest. [1913 Webster]

{To crop out}. (a) (Geol.) To appear above the surface, as a seam or vein, or inclined bed, as of coal. (b) To come to light; to be manifest; to appear; as, the peculiarities of an author crop out.

{To crop up}, to sprout; to spring up; to appear suddenly. ``Cares crop up in villas.`` --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]


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  • To crop out — Crop Crop, v. i. To yield harvest. [1913 Webster] {To crop out}. (a) (Geol.) To appear above the surface, as a seam or vein, or inclined bed, as of coal. (b) To come to light; to be manifest; to appear; as, the peculiarities of an author crop out …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crop up — {v.} To come without warning; appear or happen unexpectedly. * /Problems cropped up almost every day when Mr. Reed was building his TV station./ * /Serious trouble cropped up just when Martin thought the problem of his college education was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • crop up — {v.} To come without warning; appear or happen unexpectedly. * /Problems cropped up almost every day when Mr. Reed was building his TV station./ * /Serious trouble cropped up just when Martin thought the problem of his college education was… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Crop — Crop, v. i. To yield harvest. [1913 Webster] {To crop out}. (a) (Geol.) To appear above the surface, as a seam or vein, or inclined bed, as of coal. (b) To come to light; to be manifest; to appear; as, the peculiarities of an author crop out. {To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crop insurance — is purchased by agricultural producers, including farmers, ranchers, and others to protect themselves against either the loss of their crops due to natural disasters, such as hail, drought, and floods, or the loss of revenue due to declines in… …   Wikipedia

  • Crop — Crop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cropped} (kr[o^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cropping}.] 1. To cut off the tops or tips of; to bite or pull off; to browse; to pluck; to mow; to reap. [1913 Webster] I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crop rotation — Fallow redirects here. For other uses, see Fallow (disambiguation). Satellite image of circular crop fields in late June 2001. Healthy, growing crops are green. Corn would be growing into leafy stalks by then. Sorghum, which resembles corn, grows …   Wikipedia

  • Crop (implement) — a 30 (75cm) riding crop, with dollar bill to show scale A crop, sometimes called a riding crop or hunting crop, is a short type of whip without a lash, used in horse riding, part of the family of tools known as horse whips. Types and uses A crop… …   Wikipedia

  • crop — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, craw, head of a plant, yield of a field, from Old English cropp craw, head of a plant; akin to Old High German kropf goiter, craw Date: before 12th century 1. a pouched enlargement of the gullet of many birds… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To strike root — Root Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort, and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See {Wort}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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