happen on/upon

phrasal verb
happened on/upon; happening on/upon; happens on/upon

Definition of happen on/upon

literary + old-fashioned
: to find or meet (someone or something) by chance She happened on a little cottage in the woods. I happened upon them at the grocery store.

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“Happen on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happen%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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