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happen along/by (somewhere)

mainly US
phrasal verb with happen uk   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.
(Definition of happen along/by (somewhere) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “happen along/by (somewhere)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 碰巧来到…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碰巧來到…
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