take place

idiomatic phrase

Definition of take place

: happen, occur The conference is scheduled to take place in June. Fighting over a disputed section of the border is taking place in remote jungle …— James Brooke What's clear amid the debate is that a remarkable revolution has taken place in the care and treatment of America's children.— LynNell Hancock et al.

First Known Use of take place

1770, in the meaning defined above

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“Take place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20place. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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