Happen

  • 41 happen on — or[happen upon] {v.}, {literary} To meet or find accidentally or by chance. * /The Girl Scouts happened on a charming little brook not far from the camp./ * /At the convention I happened upon an old friend I had not seen for years./ Syn.: CHANCE… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 42 happen on — or[happen upon] {v.}, {literary} To meet or find accidentally or by chance. * /The Girl Scouts happened on a charming little brook not far from the camp./ * /At the convention I happened upon an old friend I had not seen for years./ Syn.: CHANCE… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 43 happen-so — /hap euhn soh /, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. chance; happenstance; accident: Meeting you today was pure happen so. [1900 05] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 44 happen — See happen, transpire, occur …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 45 happen to — phr verb Happen to is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑injury …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 46 happen — I Yorkshire Dialect Perhaps II Cleveland Dialect List to meet with, to incur: she s happ n d a misfot n , happen Ah gans …

    English dialects glossary

  • 47 happen to —    to cause to die    Things happen to us every moment of our lives, but this particular happening old people especially prefer not to spell out, preferring the phrase if anything happens to me …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 48 happen on — come across by chance. → happen …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 49 happen to — be experienced by; befall. → happen …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 50 happen — Adv. Perhaps, maybe. E.g. Happen it s going to rain this afternoon. Northern use. Dialect …

    English slang and colloquialisms

  • 51 happen — hap•pen [[t]ˈhæp ən[/t]] v. i. 1) to take place; come to pass; occur 2) to come to pass by chance; occur without apparent reason or design 3) to have the fortune or lot (to do or be as specified); chance: I happened to see him on the street[/ex]… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 52 happen — /ˈhæpən / (say hapuhn) verb (i) 1. to come to pass, take place, or occur. 2. to come to pass by chance; occur without apparent reason or design; chance. 3. to do or be (as specified) by chance: I happened to see her. 4. to befall, as to a person… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 53 happen —   1. Occur. Hana, lo ohia.   Also: hekau, holo ana.    ♦ The thing that happened, ka mea i hiki mai; ka mea i lo ohia.    ♦ What happened? He aha ka mea i hana ia? I aha ia?    ♦ Happened to fall, o ka hā ule wale ihola nō ia.    ♦ What will… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 54 happen — see accidents will happen the unexpected always happens …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 55 happen —  and HAPLY, perhaps. Happen I may go. Derb …

    A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 56 happen — v. & adv. v.intr. 1 occur (by chance or otherwise). 2 (foll. by to + infin.) have the (good or bad) fortune to (I happened to meet her). 3 (foll. by to) be the (esp. unwelcome) fate or experience of (what happened to you?; I hope nothing happens… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 57 happen — verb /ˈhapən,ˈhæpən/ a) To occur. Let me tell you how it happened. b) To encounter by chance. Take an umbrella in case it happens to rain. See Also: happening, happenstance …

    Wiktionary

  • 58 HAPPEN — (Roget s Thesaurus II) Index noun circumstance, event, history (2), plot verb chance, come (3), occur See also SURPRISE …

    English dictionary for students

  • 59 Happen — Happenm 1.Kleinigkeit;Stück;kurzeWeite.MeinteigentlichdenBissen(wennmandieLippenschnellschließt,entstehtderLaut»happ«).1800ff. 2.einHappendoof(hä,hem,hü,tü tü)=dümmlich.1850ff. 3.fetterHappen=gewinnbringendeGelegenheit.SovielwieeinfetterBissen.190… …

    Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • 60 happen — happentr sichetwaneignen.ManschnapptesmitdemMundundbeißteinStückab.Sold1939ff …

    Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache