happen+upon

  • 21happen — Synonyms and related words: be found, be met with, be realized, bechance, become of, befall, betide, break, bump, chance, come, come about, come along, come down, come off, come to pass, come true, come upon, cook, develop, do, encounter,… …

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  • 22upon — [[t]əpɒ̱n[/t]] ♦♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, upon is used in phrasal verbs such as come upon and look upon , and after some other verbs such as decide and depend .) 1) PREP If one thing is upon another, it is on it. [FORMAL] He set the …

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  • 23upon */*/*/ — UK [əˈpɒn] / US [əˈpɑn] preposition Collocations: Upon is much more formal than on, but it can be used with the same meanings as the preposition on in the following cases: on/onto an object or surface: It fell upon the ground. supported by a part …

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  • 24happen — intransitive verb (happened; happening) Etymology: Middle English, from hap Date: 14th century 1. to occur by chance often used with it < it so happens I m going your way > 2. to come into being or occur as an event, process, or result < mistakes …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 25happen — /hap euhn/, v.i. 1. to take place; come to pass; occur: Something interesting is always happening in New York. 2. to come to pass by chance; occur without apparent reason or design: Don t ask me what caused it it just happened, that s all. 3. to&#8230; …

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  • 26upon — up|on W1S3 [əˈpɔn US əˈpa:n] prep formal [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: up + on] 1.) used to mean on or onto ▪ an honour bestowed upon the association ▪ We are completely dependent upon your help. ▪ Brandon threw him upon the ground. 2.) if a time or&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 27upon — up|on [ ə pan ] preposition *** 1. ) on LITERARY on or onto something: Shadows were flickering upon the studio floor. He believes we were put upon this earth for a purpose. 2. ) used after some verbs instead of on FORMAL used after some verbs&#8230; …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 28happen — /ˈhæpən / (say hapuhn) verb (i) 1. to come to pass, take place, or occur. 2. to come to pass by chance; occur without apparent reason or design; chance. 3. to do or be (as specified) by chance: I happened to see her. 4. to befall, as to a person&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 29Upon condition — Condition Con*di tion, n. [F., fr. L. conditio (better condicio) agreement, compact, condition; con + a root signifying to show, point out, akin to dicere to say, dicare to proclaim, dedicate. See {Teach}, {Token}.] 1. Mode or state of being;&#8230; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 30happen — hap•pen [[t]ˈhæp ən[/t]] v. i. 1) to take place; come to pass; occur 2) to come to pass by chance; occur without apparent reason or design 3) to have the fortune or lot (to do or be as specified); chance: I happened to see him on the street[/ex]&#8230; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 31happen — v 1. take place, occur, come to pass, come about, come, Archaic. hap, Inf. come off, befall, supervene, betide, chance, Archaic. bechance, Archaic. arrive; transpire, intervene, crop up; become, come into being, appear, fall, materialize, take&#8230; …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 32come upon — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, appear unexpectedly, arrive at, arrive upon, be unexpected, blunder upon, bob up, bump into, chance upon, come across, come among, come at, come on, come unawares, come up against, confront, creep up on,&#8230; …

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  • 33alight upon — Synonyms and related words: blunder upon, bump into, chance upon, come across, come among, come down on, come on, come up against, come upon, confront, descend upon, discover serendipitously, drop on, encounter, fall across, fall among, fall foul …

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  • 34hit upon — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, arrive at, arrive upon, blunder upon, bump into, chance upon, come across, come at, come down on, come on, come up against, come upon, descend upon, discover serendipitously, drop on, encounter, fall in&#8230; …

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  • 35light upon — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, arrive at, arrive upon, blunder upon, bump into, chance upon, come across, come among, come at, come down on, come on, come up against, come upon, confront, descend upon, discover serendipitously, drop on …

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  • 36chance upon — verb find unexpectedly the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb she struck a goldmine The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake • Syn: ↑fall upon, ↑strike, ↑come upon, ↑light upon, ↑ …

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  • 37come upon — verb 1. find unexpectedly (Freq. 10) the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb she struck a goldmine The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake • Syn: ↑fall upon, ↑strike, ↑light upon, ↑ …

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  • 38stumble upon — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, arrive at, arrive upon, blunder upon, bump into, chance upon, come across, come at, come on, come up against, come upon, discover serendipitously, encounter, fall in with, fall upon, get at, happen upon,&#8230; …

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  • 39blunder upon — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, be all thumbs, blunder, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, boggle, botch, bumble, bump into, bungle, butcher, chance upon, come across, come on, come up against, come upon, commit a gaffe, discover&#8230; …

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  • 40chance upon — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, blunder upon, bump into, come across, come on, come up against, come upon, discover serendipitously, encounter, fall in with, happen upon, hit upon, light upon, meet up with, meet with, run across, run&#8230; …

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