HyperDic: happen

English > 5 senses of the word happen:
VERBchangehappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placecome to pass
changehappen, befall, bechancehappen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
socialhappenchance to be or do something, without intention or causation
changehappen, materialize, materialisecome into being
possessionhappen, find, chance, bump, encountercome upon, as if by accident
happen > pronunciation
Soundshhae'pahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > happen: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCome to pass.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; It ----s that CLAUSE
Example"What is happening?"
Synonymshap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
Caused byeffect, effectuate, set upproduce
trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch offput in motion or move to act
NarroweranticipateBe a forerunner of or occur earlier than
arise, come upResult or issue / issue
backfire, backlash, recoilCome back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
befall, bechance, betideBecome of
break, recrudesce, develophappen / happen
breakhappen or take place
chanceBe the case by chance
comeCome to pass
come around, roll aroundhappen regularly
concur, coincidehappen simultaneously
developBe gradually disclosed or unfolded
falloccur at a specified time or place
fall, shine, striketouch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
giveOccur
go off, come off, go overhappen in a particular manner
happen, materialize, materialisecome into being
happen, befall, bechancehappen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
interveneOccur between other event or between certain points of time
proceed, goFollow a certain course
recur, repeathappen or occur again
resultCome about or follow as a consequence
supervenetake place as an additional or unexpected development
synchronize, synchronise, contemporize, contemporisehappen at the same time
transpirecome about, happen, or occur
turn outprove to be in the result or end
Spanishacaecer, acontecer, llegar a ocurrir, llegar a pasar, ocurrir, pasar, sobrevenir, suceder, tener lugar
Catalanesdevenir-se, ocórrer, passar, sobrevenir, succeir, tenir lloc
Nounshappeningan event that happens
English > happen: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaninghappen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"It happens that today is my birthday"
Synonymsbefall, bechance
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Similar tohappenChance to be or do something, without intention or causation
Spanishacontecer, ocurrir, pasar, suceder
Catalanesdevenir-se, ocórrer, passar, succeir
English > happen: 5 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningChance to be or do something, without intention or causation.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE; It ----s that CLAUSE
Example"I happen to have just what you need!"
BroaderchanceBe the case by chance
Similar tohappen, befall, bechancehappen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
Spanishacaecer, ocurrir, pasar, suceder
Catalanesdevenir-se, ocórrer, passar, succeir
English > happen: 5 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningcome into being; become reality.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsmaterialize, materialise
Narrowerappear, come outBe issued or published
Broaderhappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Oppositedematerialize, dematerialiseBecome immaterial
Spanishacaecer, acontecer, materializarse, materializar, ocurrir, pasar, realizarse, suceder
Catalanesdevenir-se, materialitzar-se, materialitzar, ocórrer, passar, succeir
English > happen: 5 senses > verb 5, possession
Meaningcome upon, as if by accident; meet with.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"
Synonymsfind, chance, bump, encounter
Spanishdar, encontrarse, encontrar, hallar, tropezar
Catalanensopegar, trobar-se, trobar

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