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To happen quickly or unexpectedly - thesaurus

Synonyms

turn up

to happen unexpectedly or by chance

spring

verb

to happen or appear somewhere suddenly or unexpectedly

sneak up

if something sneaks up on you, it happens when you are not expecting it

shoot

verb

informal to happen very suddenly and quickly

strike

verb

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

supervene

verb

very formal to happen in an unexpected way, especially in a way that brings major changes

drop/fall into/land in someone’s lap

to suddenly happen or be given to someone without them having to make any effort

take/catch someone by surprise

to happen unexpectedly

gather pace

to start to happen more quickly and have more success

present itself

if something such as an opportunity, idea, or problem presents itself, it suddenly happens

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erupt

verb

if a place erupts, there is suddenly a lot of noise as people start shouting, laughing, or fighting

fly

verb

if time flies, it seems to pass very quickly

gallop

verb

to move, pass, or develop very quickly

quicken

verb

formal if something quickens, or if you quicken it, it happens or moves more quickly

whizz

verb

informal if time whizzes by or past, it seems to pass very quickly

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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