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acontecer v inthappen, occur viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  become vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
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become vtr (become of: happen to)acontecer vt
 What ever became of Joe Hill? Do you know where he is now?
 O que será que aconteceu com o Joe Hill? Sabes onde ele está agora?
come vi (occur, happen)acontecer v int
 Good things come to those who wait.
happen vi (occur)  (ocorrer)acontecer v int
 A lot of things have happened since last year.
 Muitas coisas aconteceram desde o ano passado.
happen vi (come to pass)acontecer v int
 If he happens to call, please let me know.
happen vi (befall)  (acontecer)acontecer v int
 I didn't work hard for it, it just happened!
 Eu não trabalhei muito por isso, apenas aconteceu.
befall vtr (happen to)suceder, sobrevir vt
  acontecer vt
hap vi regional and archaic (happen)  (regional e arcaico)acontecer v int
allow vtr (make possible by neglect)  (tornar possível por negligência)deixar vt
  deixar acontecer loc vt
 By not applying the handbrake, he allowed the car to roll down the hill.
happen vi (have fortune to do)  (ter sorte de fazer)acontecer por acaso loc v int
 I happened to read about it in the paper.
 Acontece que, por acaso, eu acabei de ler no jornal.
happen vi (be or do by chance)acontecer por acaso loc v int
 He happened to have an extra umbrella with him.
occur vi (happen)  (suceder)acontecer, ocorrer v int
 This problem has only occurred once.
 Este problema só aconteceu (or: ocorreu) uma vez.
befall vtr (happen, occur)acontecer, ocorrer vt
come hell or high water adv (whatever the difficulties, whatever happens)aconteça o que acontecer, chova ou faça sol
  seja lá o que for
 Come hell or high water, I am going to finish this marathon.
happen to vtr (chance to)  (por coincidência ou acaso)acontecer por acaso loc vt
 Did you happen to see my keys?
occur that v (happen that)acontecer que vt
 Unfortunately, it occurred that he toppled his glass just as the young lady approached.
impending adj (coming soon)prestes a acontecer loc adj
  iminente adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
come about acontecer,ocorrer,suceder
come around recuperar
  mudar de opinião
  acontecer regularmente
take place acontecer, ocorrer
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