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Definition of occur verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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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