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happen

verb [I]
 
 
/ˈhæpən/
EXIST A2 If an event or situation happens, it exists or starts to be done, usually by chance.
meydana gelmek, olmak, vuku bulmak
Were you anywhere nearby when the accident happened? We can't let a mistake like this happen again.Occurring and happening
RESULT A2 to be the result of an action, situation, or event that someone or something experiences
olmak, başına gelmek, yaşamak, tecrübe etmek
Did you hear what happened to Jamie last night? What happens if we can't get enough tickets?Occurring and happening
happen to do sth to do something by chance
bir şeyin tesadüfen olması
If you happen to see Peter, say "hi" for me. You don't happen to know her phone number, do you?Chance and randomness
as it happens; it so happens something that you say in order to introduce a surprising fact
tesadüfen, şans eseri, rastlantı olarak
As it happens, her birthday is the day after mine.Chance and randomness
(Definition of happen from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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