|1.||[ verb ] come to pass|
|Synonyms:||happen take_place go_on pass come_about pass_off hap|
"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
|Related terms:||come anticipate happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off synchronize break give supervene come_around transpire break|
|2.||[ verb ] come to one's mind; suggest itself|
"It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary" "A great idea then came to her"
|3.||[ verb ] happen, occur, take place|
"I lost my wallet this was during the visit to my parents' house" "There were two hundred people at his funeral" "There was a lot of noise in the kitchen"
|Related terms:||lie fall run abound_in interlude|
|4.||[ verb ] to be found to exist|
"sexism occurs in many workplaces" "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
|Related terms:||appear run abound_in interlude collocate geminate|
|5.||[ verb ] be a forerunner of or occur earlier than, as in|
|Synonyms:||happen take_place go_on pass come_about anticipate pass_off hap fall_out|
: "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
|Related terms:||happen come happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off anticipate intervene break give transpire supervene break come_around synchronize happening hap|