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come up (3)

Meaning: to appear, occur, or become available

For example:

  • come up If a job comes up in your company, let me know and I might apply for it.

  • come up I'm sorry I couldn't make it to your party last night. Something came up at the last minute and I couldn't get away from the office.

  • come up It's too early to get up. The sun hasn't even come up yet!

Quick Quiz:

If the opportunity to study for free in a top university came up, most people would be
  1. very disappointed
  2. very suspicious
  3. very interested

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