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Example sentences containing 'occur'

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Repeat this for each radiator but air pockets often occur in only one or two radiators. The Sun (2010)This new technology means these can be detected in time to stop the disease occurring. The Sun (2012)That seemed odd until the thought occurred that maybe it was a ploy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The look they seek does not occur anywhere in nature. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Two incidents occurred that night that are important to record. Alexander Masters STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)The crash occurred on a straight section of road. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Suddenly a new thought occurred to me. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Injuries often occur because the muscles surrounding the spine are too weak to support it. Sally Gunnell, Kathryn Leigh BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)Keep an eye out for rust which is an airborne fungal disease that occurs during damp and warm periods. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But freak weather does occur, and less often here than in some countries. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He paused for a moment, as if a new thought had suddenly occurred to him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'occur'

British English: occur /əˈkɜː/ VERB
When an event occurs, it happens.
The crash occurred on a bend in the road.
  • American English: occur
  • Arabic: يَقَعُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ocorrer
  • Chinese: 发生
  • Croatian: dogoditi se
  • Czech: nastat
  • Danish: optræde
  • Dutch: gebeuren
  • European Spanish: ocurrir
  • Finnish: tapahtua
  • French: se produire
  • German: geschehen
  • Greek: συμβαίνω
  • Italian: accadere
  • Japanese: 起こる
  • Korean: 발생하다
  • Norwegian: inntreffe
  • Polish: zdarzyć się
  • European Portuguese: ocorrer
  • Romanian: a se întâmpla
  • Russian: случаться
  • Latin American Spanish: ocurrir
  • Swedish: inträffa
  • Thai: เกิดขึ้น
  • Turkish: olmak
  • Ukrainian: траплятися
  • Vietnamese: xảy ra

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