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uk   /əˈkɜːr/  us   /əˈkɝː/ (-rr-)
  • occur verb (HAPPEN)

B2 [I] (especially of accidents and other unexpected events) to happen: An accident involving over ten vehicles has occurred in the east-bound lane. If any of these symptoms occur while you are taking the medication, consult your doctor immediately.

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(Definition of occur from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"occur" in American English

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occurverb [I]

 us   /əˈkɜr/ (-rr-)
  • occur verb [I] (HAPPEN)

(esp. of unexpected events) to happen: The incident occurred shortly after the plane took off.
  • occur verb [I] (EXIST)

to exist or be present: The condition occurs primarily in older adults. Helium occurs as a byproduct of natural gas.
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