Appear, occur, or come to one’s notice unexpectedly: some urgent business had cropped up
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- It's a problem we've noticed before and it seems to crop up at random intervals.
- Unless something unexpected crops up this year, this test looks like something a lot of us should try next year.
- It is not something that crops up on a day to day basis in terms of business.
happen, occur, arise, turn up, spring up, pop up, emerge, materialize, surface, appear, come to light, present itself
literary come to pass, befall
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