Definition of 'occur'
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With the increased number of flights there is more potential for crashes to occur. The Sun (2014)Repeat this for each radiator but air pockets often occur in only one or two radiators. The Sun (2010)The second is less common and occurs at rest and is known as unstable angina. Coping with Angina (1990)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. STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)The crash occurred on a straight section of road. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Often the misconduct occurred in the course of a counseling relationship. Christianity Today (2000)The disease did not occur randomly across the life cycle. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)Suddenly a new thought occurred to me. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now attacks only occur at night or under cloud cover. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Injuries often occur because the muscles surrounding the spine are too weak to support it. 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)People with dark skin get these more commonly than those with fair skin and these scars can occur anywhere on the body. Times, Sunday Times (2009)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)This condition can occur anywhere on the body, but is more common on the scalp. The Sun (2011)
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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
- Spanish: ocurrir
- Swedish: inträffa
- Thai: เกิดขึ้น
- Turkish: olmak
- Ukrainian: траплятися
- Vietnamese: xảy ra
Definition of occur from the Collins English Dictionary
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