happen on/upon sth/sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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happen on/upon sth/sb

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phrasal verb with happen uk   us   /ˈhæp.ən/ verb [I]
to ​find or ​meet something or someone by ​chance: Eventually they ​happened on a ​roadleadingacross the ​desert.
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