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- v. To occur, especially suddenly or unexpectedly.
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- v. appear suddenly or unexpectedly
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In addition to being in diet soda, sugar substitutes commonly crop up in coffee drinks, and with the recent marketing push for stevia, expect to see them elsewhere.
Some other problems started to crop up for Mr. Nixon as well.
Crankiness before bed, irritability after lunch, arguments over nothing… these are just some of the difficulties that crop up every day.
Her mother, Queen Alris, was not particularly impressed by claims of magical power and did not allow any of the princesses to show undue favor; after all, any one of them might find herself required to wed any one of the dragon-hunters, and any premarital attentions to others might crop up unpleasantly in later years.
Val followed a few years later, and now, whenever our names crop up at home, someone steps into the library and dashes off another note to the family solicitor disinheriting us.