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happen upon

verb as in come across

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Day five: I happen upon a Ten Minute Solutions DVD for Pilates lying around somewhere.

A freshman walking near Cassell Coliseum gasped to happen upon the officer bleeding on the pavement.

With all the evil women of a great city to choose from it had been Peter's misfortune to happen upon an educated harlot.

For it isn't by aimless rocking back and forth that roots just happen upon the mellow places.

And I doubt not but that as we go up into the house we shall happen upon them in the garden.

He said: And this man (therewith he turned about and spurned him in the side), where didst thou happen upon him?

The “editorial articles, reviews, and notes,” we shall happen upon when we visit the office.


On this page you'll find 224 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to happen upon, such as: bump into, discover, notice, stumble upon, uncover, and unearth.

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