One entry found for happen.
Main Entry: hapĚpen
Pronunciation: primarystresshap-schwan, primarystresshap-schwam
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): hapĚpened; hapĚpenĚing /primarystresshap-(schwa-)nieng/
Etymology: Middle English happenen "to occur by chance," from hap "chance, chance occurrence" --related to HAPPY, MISHAP, PERHAPS
1 : to occur or come about by chance
2 : to take place : OCCUR
3 : to have occasion or opportunity <happened to overhear>
4 a : to meet or find something by chance <happened upon the right answer> b : to appear casually or by chance <happened into the room just as the music started>
5 : to come by way of injury or harm <nothing will happen to you>

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