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happen

 
Verb happen has 5 senses
  1. happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
    Derived form: noun happening1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  2. happen, befall, bechance - happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)
    --2 is one way to happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. happen - chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!"
    --3 is one way to
    chance
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  4. happen, materialize, materialise - come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"
    --4 is one way to happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  5. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter - come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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