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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 medical test in which blood cells are taken from the body and examined to find out if they are healthy
a man with a singing voice that is fairly deep, in the range between a tenor and a bass
someone on a film set who takes care of plants, trees, and other various landscaping materials like rocks, gravel, sand, etc.
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