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arise

verb [I] (HAPPEN)    /əˈraɪz/ (arose, arisen) formal
C1 to happen : Should the opportunity arise, I'd love to go to China . Could you work on Saturday , should the need arise (= if it were to be necessary )? Are there any matters arising from (= caused by) the last meeting ?Occurring and happening Grammar:Arise or rise?Arise means ‘happen’ or ‘occur’. We use it with abstract nouns (e.g. problem). The three forms of arise are arise, arose, arisen. It is used in formal contexts:
(Definition of arise verb (HAPPEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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