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occur

 
Verb occur has 3 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"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  2. occur, come - come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her"
    --2 is one way to become
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  3. occur - to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
    --3 is one way to
    appear, come along
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
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