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Synonyms for happen upon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discover(verb)

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

    Synonyms:
    detect, come over, chance upon, distinguish, excise, let out, hear, bring out, identify, hit, arrive at, disclose, attain, let on, chance on, describe, get word, reach, take, key, fall upon, meet, strike, reveal, move, assume, enter upon, see, find out, collide with, coin, gain, encounter, give away, fall, divulge, walk out, impinge on, shine, affect, run into, scratch, achieve, pick up, run across, come across, resonate, observe, get a line, notice, key out, mint, strickle, name, accomplish, impress, expose, take up, come to, expunge, unwrap, break, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, discover, luck into, find, make

How to pronounce happen upon?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say happen upon in sign language?

  1. happenupon

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How to use happen upon in a sentence?

  1. Matt Wallace:

    We wanted to demonstrate our appreciation for those who have put their personal well-being on the line for the good of others, it is our hope that when future generations travel to Mars and happen upon our rover, they will be reminded that back on Earth in the year 2020 there were such people.

  2. Fran Lebowitz:

    Girls who put out are tramps. Girls who don't are ladies. This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn't put out, do not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably found is a lesbian.

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