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verb [intransitive] happen pronunciation in British English /ˈhæpən/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhappen
he/she/ithappens
present participlehappening
past tensehappened
past participlehappened
  1. to take place, usually without being planned

    He seemed to be unaware of what was happening around him.

    What happens if I press this button?

    see what happens:

    Let’s just wait and see what happens.

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