happen to

phrasal verb
happened to; happening to; happens to

Definition of happen to

: 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.

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“Happen to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happen%20to. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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