happen

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happen is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
happen

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈhapən/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈhæpən/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
happen

Third-person singular
happens

Past tense
happened

Past participle
happened

Present participle
happening

  1. (intransitive) if something happens, it starts or changes without a plan.
    Did anything happen at school today?
    It may happen to rain today.