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English definition of “crop up”

crop up

phrasal verb with crop     /krɒp/ verb (present participle cropping, past tense and past participle cropped)
to happen or appear suddenly : The same old problems kept cropping up.Occurring and happening
(Definition of crop up from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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