Pronunciation: (u-kûr'), [key]
—v.i., -curred, -cur•ring.
1. to happen; take place; come to pass: When did the accident occur?
2. to be met with or found; present itself; appear.
3. to suggest itself in thought; come to mind (usually fol. by to): An idea occurred to me.
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