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happen

verb /ˈhӕpən/
to take place or occur; to occur by chance
ocurrir, pasar, acontecer
What happened next? It just so happens / As it happens, I have the key in my pocket.
(usually with to) to be done to (a person, thing etc)
pasarle/ocurrirle/acontecerle (a alguien/algo)
She’s late – something must have happened to her.
to do or be by chance
dar la casualidad; resultar que
I happened to find him He happens to be my friend.
happening noun an occurrence
acontecimiento
strange happenings.
happen on phrasal verb ( happen upon) to find by chance
dar con
He happened upon the perfect solution to the problem just as he was about to give up his research.
(Definition of happen from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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