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come up (2)

Meaning: If an issue or a name comes up in something like a conversation, a meeting, or a report, the issue or name is discussed or mentioned.

Synonym: arise

For example:

  • come up Do you think the issue of pension funds will come up at today's meeting?

  • come up We were discussing possible actors for the role, and your name came up, Brad.

Quick Quiz:

The issue of national security came up
  1. during the debate
  2. from deep underground
  3. all around us

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