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English definition of “occur”

occur

verb [I + adv/prep] (EXIST)    /əˈkɜːr/ US  /-ˈkɝː/ (-rr-)
to exist or be present in, among, etc.: Violence of some sort seems to occur in every society. Minerals occur naturally in the Earth's crust.Existing and being
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