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English definition of “happen on/upon sth/sb”

happen on/upon sth/sb

literary phrasal verb with happen     /ˈhæp.ən/ verb [I]
to find or meet something or someone by chance: Eventually they happened on a road leading across the desert.Finding and discovering
(Definition of happen on/upon sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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