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as it happens

Definition of as it happens

  1. —used to introduce something that is true by chance <As it happens, I know his brother.>



Word by Word Definitions

happenplay happens
  1. :  to come into being or occur as an event, process, or result

    :  to do, encounter, or attain something by or as if by chance

    :  to meet or discover something by chance


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