Definition of occur to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


occur to

 phrasal verb
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 (of an idea or a thought) to come into your mind The idea occurred to him in a dream. occur to somebody that… It didn't occur to him that his wife was having an affair. occur to somebody to do something It didn't occur to her to ask for help.
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