Meaning of “come up” in the English Dictionary

"come up" in British English

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come up

phrasal verb with come uk /kʌm/ us /kʌm/ verb came, come

(BE MENTIONED)

B2 to be mentioned or talked about in conversation:

What points came up at the meeting?

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(HAPPEN)

C1 to happen, usually unexpectedly:

I've got to go - something has just come up at home and I'm needed there.
be coming up

B2 to be happening soon:

My exams are coming up soon.

(Definition of “come up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come up" in American English

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come up

phrasal verb with come us /kʌm/ verb past tense came /keɪm/ , past participle come

(BE MENTIONED)

to be mentioned or talked about in conversation:

What points came up at the meeting?

come up

phrasal verb with come us /kʌm/ verb past tense came /keɪm/ , past participle come

(HAPPEN)

to happen, usually unexpectedly:

I’ve got to go – something’s just come up at home and I’m needed there.

(Definition of “come up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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