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to happen unexpectedly or by chance
to happen or appear somewhere suddenly or unexpectedly
if something sneaks up on you, it happens when you are not expecting it
informal to happen very suddenly and quickly
if something unpleasant or dangerous strikes, or if it strikes someone or something, it happens suddenly and unexpectedly and causes harm or damage to them
very formal to happen in an unexpected way, especially in a way that brings major changes
to suddenly happen or be given to someone without them having to make any effort
to happen unexpectedly
to start to happen more quickly and have more success
if something such as an opportunity, idea, or problem presents itself, it suddenly happens
a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits
a boat that someone lives in as their home
open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text
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