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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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 — to appear by chance. Officials fear that the virus could crop up in the United States. Interest in international issues has cropped up on many university campuses. Related vocabulary: come up, show up …   New idioms dictionary

  • crop up — index emerge, occur (come to mind), supervene Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • crop up — verb appear suddenly or unexpectedly (Freq. 2) The farm popped into view as we turned the corner He suddenly popped up out of nowhere • Syn: ↑pop up, ↑pop • Hypernyms: ↑appear …   Useful english dictionary

  • crop up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms crop up : present tense I/you/we/they crop up he/she/it crops up present participle cropping up past tense cropped up past participle cropped up informal 1) to happen suddenly or unexpectedly Ben had to go… …   English dictionary

  • crop up — verb To occur, especially suddenly or unexpectedly. Well finish tonight if no problems crop up …   Wiktionary

  • crop up — things kept cropping up to delay their work Syn: happen, occur, arise, turn up, spring up, pop up, emerge, materialize, surface, appear, come to light, present itself; literary come to pass, befall …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • crop up — Synonyms and related words: appear, approach, arise, be born, become, break out, burst forth, chance, come along, come forth, come into being, come into existence, come on, come out, come to be, draw on, erupt, get to be, have origin, irrupt,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • crop up — happen, occur, come up    I m planning to go to Montreal unless something crops up like an airline strike …   English 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

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