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Definition of occur verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    occur

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈkər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they occur
     
    he / she / it occurs
     
    past simple occurred
     
    -ing form occurring
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (formal) to happen When exactly did the incident occur? Something unexpected occurred.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to exist or be found somewhere Sugar occurs naturally in fruit.
  3. Phrasal Verbsoccur to somebody
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: occur

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