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occur meaning

EN[əˈkɜː] [əˈkɝ] [-ɜː(ɹ)]
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    Definition of occur in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGoccursPRoccurringPT, PPoccurred
    1. To happen or take place.
      1. The liftoff will occur in exactly twelve seconds. ‎
    2. To present or offer (itself).
      1. I will write if the opportunity occurs. ‎
    3. (impersonal) To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest (itself).
      1. (sciences) To be present or found.
        1. The chemical monofluoroacetate occurs in all parts of Dichapetalum cymosum, and is responsible for its toxic effects. ‎
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Flag-jacking normally occurs when Americans pose as Canadians in order to be thought of more favorably by the locals they encounter.
        • This kind of break by countershock in the haft occurs on Paleoindian bifacial point and has been reproduced experimentally on replicas of Paleoindian and Solutrean shouldered points [63 ].
        • The two distant shifts of downy mildews across three subfamilies of Asteraceae occurred rather recently, and in Asteroideae, a coevolutive adaptation has apparently not yet led to speciation.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • In order to lay a foundation for the witness to describe the murder, the prosecutor first had to show that the witness was present when the murder occurred.
        • We had to rebid the contract when accusations of fraud by other competitors occurred.
        • The police had a stakeout in place where they expected the crime to occur.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Defective verbs
          • Impersonal verbs
          • Impersonal verbs
            • Verbs by inflection type
              • Irregular verbs
                • Defective verbs
                  • Impersonal verbs
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          Meaning of occur for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "occur" is a verb, more specifically, a defective verb, an impersonal verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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