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occur to sb

verb uk phrasal verb with occur   /əˈkɜːr/ us    /-ˈkɝː/ (-rr-)
If a thought or idea occurs to you, it comes into your mind: The thought did occur to me. [+ that] It never even occurred to us that he hadn't been invited. Does it never occur to you that I might like to be on my own occasionally?
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