- v. Simple past tense and past participle of crop up.
“While the loss reduced the Yankee lead in the race for home-field advantage in the American League to four-and-a-half games, another growing concern for the team to address cropped up on their things-to-do-before-season’s-end checklist.”
“In early November, a new problem cropped up in the Middle East: Iran began threatening to close the Gulf of Hormuz, a vital corridor for the shipment of oil from the Persian Gulf.”
“Though each crewman carried Aspects of former Family members — which could help with some of the arcane ship's lorevexing problems cropped up daily.”
“The idea of "agents" — Socialist Party minions or perhaps a cell of the I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World, the "Wobblies," as they were popularly known) cropped up early in the arson speculation.”
“He rejected it on vague political grounds — the effect on Turkey and Rumania — and although the plan cropped up at intervals during the spring it gradually fell out of favour before an alternative "forehand" (i.e., anticipating a Russian offensive) stroke farther north.”
“The name Army of God had first cropped up in 1982, when the abortion doctor Hector Zevallos and his wife were kidnapped in Illinois and their kidnappers used the name in their dealings with the FBI.”
“Of course, Mr. Gatess term is hazy, and so it is not surprising that the terms have cropped up and been interposed.”
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