come up

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To emerge or become known, especially unexpectedly; to come to attention, present itself.
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At some point in the conversation my name came up, and I readily agreed to their proposition.

Submitted on August 09, 2009

Additional definitions for 'come up':

come upTo come to a higher position.
come upTo appear before a judge or court.
come upTo come towards, to approach.
come upTo begin to feel the effects of a recreational drug.
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