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crop up

to appear without warning; to happen suddenly; [for something] to begin to reveal itself in the open. Some new problems cropped up at the last minute.
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crop up

to appear by chance Officials fear that the virus could crop up in the United States. Interest in international issues has cropped up on many university campuses.
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crop up

Appear unexpectedly or occasionally, as in One theory that crops up periodically is the influence of sunspots on stock prices, or We hope new talent will crop up in the next freshman class. [Mid-1800s]
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crop up

v.
To happen or appear, often unexpectedly: Errors have cropped up in the report despite all our proofreading.
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