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crop

 (krŏp)
n.
1.
a. Cultivated plants or agricultural produce, such as grain, vegetables, or fruit, considered as a group: Wheat is a common crop.
b. The total yield of such produce in a particular season or place: an orchard that produced a huge crop of apples last year.
2. A group, quantity, or supply appearing at one time: a crop of new ideas.
3. A short haircut.
4. An earmark on an animal.
5.
a. A short whip used in horseback riding, with a loop serving as a lash.
b. The stock of a whip.
6. Zoology
a. A pouchlike enlargement of a bird's gullet in which food is partially digested or stored for regurgitation to nestlings.
b. A similar enlargement in the digestive tract of annelids and insects.
v. cropped, crop·ping, crops
v.tr.
1.
a. To cut or bite off the tops or ends of: crop a hedge; sheep cropping grass.
b. To cut (hair, for example) very short.
c. To clip (an animal's ears, for example).
d. To trim (a photograph or picture, for example).
2.
a. To harvest: crop salmon.
b. To cause to grow or yield a crop.
v.intr.
1. To feed on growing grasses and herbage.
2. To plant, grow, or yield a crop.
Phrasal Verb:
crop up
To appear unexpectedly or occasionally: "one of the many theories that keep cropping up in his story" (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt).

[Middle English, from Old English cropp, ear of grain.]

crop up

vb
(intr, adverb) informal to occur or appear, esp unexpectedly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.crop up - appear suddenly or unexpectedly; "The farm popped into view as we turned the corner"; "He suddenly popped up out of nowhere"
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
Translations
يَبْرُز فجأة
objevit sevynořit se
dukke op
skjóta óvænt upp kollinum
baş göstermekbirden ortaya çıkmak

w>crop up

viaufkommen; something’s cropped upes ist etwas dazwischengekommen; he was ready for anything that might crop uper war auf alle Eventualitäten gefasst

crop

(krop) noun
1. a plant which is farmed and harvested. a fine crop of rice; We grow a variety of crops, including cabbages, wheat and barley.
2. a short whip used when horse-riding.
3. a (short) haircut. a crop of red hair.
4. (of certain birds) the first stomach, which hangs like a bag from the neck.
verbpast tense, past participle cropped
to cut or nibble short. The sheep crop the grass.
crop up
to happen unexpectedly. I'm sorry I'm late, but something important cropped up.
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