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One entry found for occur.
Main Entry: oc·cur
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystresskschwar
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): oc·curred; oc·cur·ring /-primarystresskschwar-ieng/
Etymology: from Latin occurrere "to be found or met with, appear," literally, "to run up against," from oc-, ob- "in the way" and currere "to run" --related to CURRENT, INCUR
1 : to be found or met with : APPEAR <plants that occur in meadows>
2 : to come into existence : HAPPEN <an accident occurred on the way to school> <success doesn't just occur, it is earned>
3 : to come into the mind <it just occurred to me>

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