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English definition of “happen along/by (somewhere)”

happen along/by (somewhere)

mainly US phrasal verb with happen     /ˈhæp.ən/ verb [I]
to go to a place by chance or without planning to: I'd have drowned if he hadn't happened along and pulled me out of the river.Visiting
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