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if information, feelings, or problems surface, they become known about or easy to notice
the jealousy that had surfaced in her
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.
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.
to put a surface on a road