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Main Entry: hapĚpen
Pronunciation: hap-n, hap-m
Inflected Form(s): hapĚpened; hapĚpenĚing /hap-(-)ni/
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>