happen


happen (http://definr.com/happen)

     v 1: come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place
          off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed
          important" [syn: hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass,
           come about, take place]
     2: happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by
        chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These
        things befell" (Santayana) [syn: befall, bechance]
     3: chance to be or do something, without intention or
        causation: "I happen to have just what you need!"
     4: come into being; become reality; "Her dream really
        materialized" [syn: materialize, materialise] [ant: dematerialize,
         dematerialize]
     5: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea
        in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not
        very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book
        in the bookstore the other day" [syn: find, chance, bump,
         encounter]