Definition of 'happen'
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She has given me a key in case anything happens in the future. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why should the same not happen again? Times, Sunday Times (2016) Maybe it happens more often than we know. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You can see it happening because painting lifts you out of things. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It wasn’t something that happened all the time. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Who knows what might happen in the future? Times, Sunday Times (2016)But there is a yawning gap in timing between what he would love to happen tomorrow and what is still the case. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The formation of the unit happened almost by chance after the 2011 riots. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet something similar has happened in exceptional cases of hypothermia. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That should not be allowed to happen again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You cannot see that happening this season. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The people on our production lines make things happen. The Sun (2013)Who knows what would have happened had the chance been taken? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Was it payback for what happened at our place? The Sun (2011)You just wait for that moment in which something happens. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They like fixes to happen by tomorrow afternoon because then they will still be in office. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We know what happens when they are not. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What happens in this case to the supply curve? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Justice has not been done and we are worried it will happen again. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Maybe what will happen in the past will stand us in good stead. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We will have to wait and see what happens on that. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Somewhere in his mind he thought the same thing was happening again. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They weary themselves with worrying and exhaust us about things that have little chance of happening. Christianity Today (2000)This steamy natural cauldron is a place where chemistry happens in the open air. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)They will be more supportive if they know what is happening. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)What happened in these cases could easily happen now. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How do we stop this happening again? Times, Sunday Times (2012) Maybe these things happen abroad but not in this country. The Sun (2008)The doctor suggested going back to the full dosage to see what happened. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)Similar things are happening in a number of other business and product areas. The Global Marketplace (1993)
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Translations for 'happen'
British English: happen /ˈhæpn/ VERB
When something happens, it occurs or is done without being planned.
Tell me what happened.
- American English: happen
- Arabic: يَحْدُثُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: acontecer
- Chinese: 发生
- Croatian: dogoditi se
- Czech: stát se přihodit se
- Danish: ske
- Dutch: gebeuren
- European Spanish: ocurrir
- Finnish: tapahtua
- French: se passer
- German: geschehen
- Greek: συμβαίνω
- Italian: accadere
- Japanese: 起こる
- Korean: 일어나다
- Norwegian: hende
- Polish: zdarzyć się
- European Portuguese: acontecer
- Romanian: a se întâmpla
- Russian: случаться
- Spanish: ocurrir
- Swedish: hända
- Thai: เกิดขึ้น
- Turkish: olmak
- Ukrainian: траплятися
- Vietnamese: xảy ra
Definition of happen from the Collins English Dictionary
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