happen to

Definition of happen to

  1. :  to affect or involve (someone or something) as the result of an event or action An odd thing happened to me on my way to the office last week. I wonder what/whatever happened to that guy after he lost his job.; especially :  to affect (someone or something) in a bad or harmful way I promise nothing will happen to you. What happened to the car? There's a big scratch on the fender.

Word by Word Definitions

  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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a trip made at another's expense

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