happen along

variants: or happen by

Definition of happen along

US, literary + old-fashioned
:to come to or by a place by chance
  • He was about to leave when his old girlfriend happened by.

Word by Word Definitions

happen play
  1. : to occur by chance

  2. : to come into being or occur as an event, process, or result

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

along play
  1. : in a line matching the length or direction of

  2. : in the course of

  3. : in accordance with : in

  1. : forward, on

  2. : from one to another

  3. : in company : as a companion


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