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verb [intransitive] occur pronunciation in British English /əˈkɜː(r)/
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present participleoccurring
past tenseoccurred
past participleoccurred
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    formal to exist or be found somewhere
    occur in/on etc:

    This small tree also occurs in central and southern India.

    These are just some of the elements that occur on our planet.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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