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oc·cur  audio  (-kûr) KEY 

intr.v.
oc·curred, oc·cur·ring, oc·curs
  1. To take place; come about. See Synonyms at happen.
  2. To be found to exist or appear: Copper deposits occur in the region.
  3. To come to mind: The idea never occurred to me.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin occurrere : ob-, toward ; see ob- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots


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