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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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