happen  

  • Pronunciation of happen: HH AE1 P AH0 N ('hæpən)

  • Number of syllables of happen: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of happen

  • Definition of happen

    • (v): come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"  
    • (v): come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"  
    • (v): happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)  
    • (v): come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"  
    • (v): chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!"  
  • Examples of happen

    • It's just a matter of someone having the gumption to actually make it happen.  
    • But allergies happen when the mechanism is hyperactive.  
    • When did rapine happen  
    • This event is yet to happen and will happen after the rapture of the church.  
    • Erosion and sedimentation happen at the same time.  
    • I happen to consider that foolhardy.  
    • The events can happen simultaneously.  
    • Preposterous things happen in the world.  
    • Sexual assault and rape can happen at college.  
    • The thousands in attendance at the live event saw the changes happen.  

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