|1.||[ verb ] come to pass|
|Synonyms:||happen occur take_place go_on pass come_about pass_off|
"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
|Related terms:||come anticipate happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off synchronize break give supervene come_around transpire break|
|2.||[ verb ] be a forerunner of or occur earlier than, as in|
|Synonyms:||happen take_place go_on pass come_about anticipate pass_off fall_out occur|
: "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
|Related terms:||happen come happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off anticipate intervene break give transpire synchronize supervene come_around break happening|
|3.||[ noun ] an accidental happening|
"he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life"
|Related terms:||accident anticipate|