Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Cut off short, as the hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective cut very short.
  • adjective having an unnecessary portion at the edges cut off; -- of photographs and other two-dimensional images.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of crop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of land or soil) used for growing crops

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Moreover, she was their friend, and they were not about to start jumping to conclusions because her name cropped up in some FBI file.

    A Covert Affair

  • Moreover, she was their friend, and they were not about to start jumping to conclusions because her name cropped up in some FBI file.

    A Covert Affair

  • His name cropped up in 1963 in connection with the so-called Profumo debacle, in which an international vice ring nearly brought down the British government.

    Bobby and Jackie

  • His name cropped up in 1963 in connection with the so-called Profumo debacle, in which an international vice ring nearly brought down the British government.

    Bobby and Jackie

  • The term cropped up in the British press in the 1980s and 1990s, applied to the mothers of the Princess of Wales and Duchess of York; both mothers had left their husband and children.

    Sympathy for the Serial Divorcée—Heartbroken, not Heartless

  • His name cropped up in 1963 in connection with the so-called Profumo debacle, in which an international vice ring nearly brought down the British government.

    Bobby and Jackie

  • I did not hear of Clay again until the end of the eighties, when his name cropped up among those indicted for fraud in the junk-bond scandal.

    Shrink Dreams

  • I did not hear of Clay again until the end of the eighties, when his name cropped up among those indicted for fraud in the junk-bond scandal.

    Shrink Dreams

  • I did not hear of Clay again until the end of the eighties, when his name cropped up among those indicted for fraud in the junk-bond scandal.

    Shrink Dreams

  • Public appearances that toasted his title cropped up.

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