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Phrasal Verbs

come up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. during the debate

b. from deep underground

c. all around us

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