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English definition of “come up”

come up

(HAPPEN) phrasal verb with come     /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
C1 to happen , usually unexpectedly : I've got to go - something has just come up at home and I'm needed there.Occurring and happening be coming up B2 to be happening soon : My exams are coming up soon .About to happenCloseness in distance and time
(Definition of come up (HAPPEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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