crop up

Definition of crop up

:to come or appear when not expected
  • New problems crop up every day.
  • His name crops up frequently as a potential candidate.

Word by Word Definitions

crop play
  1. : a pouched enlargement of the esophagus of many birds that serves as a receptacle for food and for its preliminary maceration

  2. : a plant or animal or plant or animal product that can be grown and harvested extensively for profit or subsistence

  3. : the total yearly production from a specified area

  1. : to remove the upper or outer parts of

  2. : harvest

  3. : to cut off short : trim

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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