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happen

EN[ˈhapən] [ˈhæpən] [-æpən]
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    Definition of happen in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGhappensPRhappeningPT, PPhappenedSUF-en
    1. To occur or take place.
      1. Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.
    2. To occur unexpectedly, by chance or with a low probability.
      1. Take an umbrella in case it happens to rain. ‎
      2. Do you happen to have an umbrella? ‎
    3. (followed by on or upon) To encounter by chance.
    4. Adverb
      1. (obsolete or dialect) maybe, perhaps.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • I was so mortified I could have died right there, instead I fainted, but I swore I'd never let that happen to me again.
          • I wish everything that happened between us could unhappen, and we could start again.
          • Some people console themselves with the thought that, basically, worse things happen at sea: in middle-class Britain today, particularly familied fortysomethings, it’s Chicken-Licken time.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • He sketched the accident, sticking to the facts as they had happened.
          • Her eyes clouded over with grief as we told her what had happened.
          • If you weren't a beligerent[sic] little shitnugget and thought before you posted, maybe this wouldn't happen.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -en
            • Verbs
              • Catenative verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en happened
            2. en happens
            3. en happening
            4. fr happening
            5. fr happent
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of happen for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "happen" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a verb, more specifically, a catenative verb.
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