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surface

2 verb
     
surface2
1 [intransitive] if information, feelings, or problems surface, they become known about or easy to notice
surface in
Rumors about the killings have begun to surface in the press.
the jealousy that had surfaced in her
2 [intransitive] if someone or something surfaces, they suddenly appear somewhere, especially after being gone or hidden for a long time [= pop up]:
Last year Toole surfaced again in Cuba.
3 [intransitive] to rise to the surface of water:
divers surfacing near the boat
4 [intransitive] British English informal to get out of bed, especially late:
Joe never surfaces before midday on Sunday.
5 [transitive]TBCTTR to put a surface on a road
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