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pop up

informal
phrasal verb with pop uk   /pɒp/  us   /pɑːp/ verb (-pp-)
to appear or happen, especially suddenly or unexpectedly: She's one of those movie stars who pops up everywhere, on TV, in magazines, on Broadway. The words "Hard disk failure - program aborted" popped up on the screen.
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