come up
intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. rise 6 2. to come near ; make an approach <
came up and introduced himself
>
3. to rise in rank or status <
an officer who came up from the ranks
>
4. a. to come to attention or consideration <
the question never came up
>
b. to occur in the course of time <
any problem that may come up
>
5. to turn out to be <
the coin came up tails
>
6. chiefly dialect grow up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, / (as a plant from the earth), ,


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