happen to something


happen to something
ˈhappen to sb/sth derived
to have an effect on sb/sth

I hope nothing

(= nothing unpleasant)

has happened to them.

It's the best thing that has ever happened to me.

What's happened to your car?

Do you know what happened to Gill Lovecy

(= have you any news about her)

?

Main entry:happenderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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