happen along

variants: or

happen by

Definition of happen along

US, literary + old-fashioned

  1. :  to come to or by a place by chance He was about to leave when his old girlfriend happened by.

Word by Word Definitions

happenplay
  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

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

    :  at a point or points on

    :  in the course of

  1. :  forward, on

    :  from one to another

    :  in company :  as a companion


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