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happen along/by (somewhere)

mainly US
phrasal verb with happen uk   /ˈhæp.ən/ us   /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.
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Translations of “happen along/by (somewhere)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 碰巧来到…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碰巧來到…
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