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English noun: hap

1. hap (event) an accidental happening

SamplesHe recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life.

Broader (hypernym)accident, chance event, fortuity, stroke

English verb: hap

1. hap (change) come to pass

SamplesWhat is happening?.
The meeting took place off without an incidence.
Nothing occurred that seemed important.

Synonymscome about, fall out, go on, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
It ----s that CLAUSE

Narrower (hyponym)anticipate, arise, backfire, backlash, bechance, bechance, befall, befall, betide, break, break, chance, coincide, come, come around, come off, come up, concur, contemporise, contemporize, develop, develop, fall, fall, give, go, go off, go over, happen, happen, intervene, materialise, materialize, operate, proceed, recoil, recrudesce, recur, repeat, result, roll around, shine, strike, supervene, synchronise, synchronize, transpire, turn out

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