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EN[əˈkɜː] [əˈkɝ] [-ɜː(ɹ)]
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    Definition of occur in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGoccursPRoccurringPT, PPoccurred
    1. To happen or take place.
      1. The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds. ‎
    2. To present or offer (itself).
      1. I will write if the opportunity occurs. ‎
    3. (impersonal) To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest (itself).
      1. (sciences) To be present or found.
        1. The chemical monofluoroacetate occurs in all parts of Dichapetalum cymosum, and is responsible for its toxic effects. ‎
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Yet a large national study by Dr. Sussman and his colleagues, published last month in JAMA Internal Medicine, reveals how rarely deintensification occurs among patients over age 70.
        • These mutations occur in different protein domains, including K1978Qfs*13 and L2058R in cytosolic nucleotide binding domain 1 and T1519Rfs*7 in exocytoplasmic domains 2.
        • During this process it is possible that additional mutations occur in one of the transformed cells, which then may result in a subclone of cells with a more aggressive behavior.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Moral diversity in the citizen population by itself assures that some discrimination of this kind will occur.
        • We had to rebid the contract when accusations of fraud by other competitors occurred.
        • When objects are brought into thermal contact, the macroscopic properties may initially change but after some time no further changes will occur.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Defective verbs
          • Impersonal verbs
          • Impersonal verbs
            • Verbs by inflection type
              • Irregular verbs
                • Defective verbs
                  • Impersonal verbs
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          Source: Wiktionary

          Meaning of occur for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "occur" is a verb, more specifically, a defective verb, an impersonal verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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