about to happen

  • 1 about to happen — index forthcoming, immediate (imminent), imminent, inevitable, pending (imminent), proximate …

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  • 2 About to Happen — Infobox Single Name = About to Happen Artist = Siouxsie from Album = MantaRay B side = Released = March 10, 2008 Format = 7 inch vinyl, CD single, Digital download Recorded = 2007 Genre = Pop, Alternative rock Length = 2:50 Label = W14 Writer =… …

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  • 3 happen — ► VERB 1) take place; occur. 2) come about by chance. 3) (happen on) come across by chance. 4) chance to do something or come about. 5) (happen to) be experienced by. 6) ( …

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  • 4 about time — None too soon • • • Main Entry: ↑time * * * used to convey that something now happening or about to happen should have happened earlier it s about time I came clean and admitted it * * * (and) about ˈtime (ˈtoo) | (and) not before ˈtime idiom …

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  • 5 about — a|bout1 W1S1 [əˈbaut] prep 1.) concerning or relating to a particular subject ▪ a book about politics ▪ She said something about leaving town. ▪ He lied about his age. ▪ About that car of yours. How much are you selling it for? ▪ What s he on… …

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  • 6 about — [[t]əba͟ʊt[/t]] ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, about is used after some verbs, nouns, and adjectives to introduce extra information. About is also often used after verbs of movement, such as walk and drive , and in phrasal verbs such as… …

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  • 7 about — 1 preposition 1 on or dealing with a particular subject: a book about politics | She said something about leaving town. | all about (=all the details of a particular subject): Naturally, my mother wanted to know all about it. 2 in many different… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 happen — vb Happen, chance, occur, befall, betide, transpire are comparable when they mean to come to pass or to come about. Happen is the ordinary and general term and may imply either obvious causation or seeming accident, either design or an absence of …

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  • 9 happen along — ˈhappen a ˌlong ˈhappen ˌby [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they happen along he/she/it happens along present participle …

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  • 10 happen — [v] come to pass; occur appear, arise, arrive, become a fact, become known, become of, befall, be found, betide, bump, chance, come about, come after, come into being, come into existence, come off, crop up*, develop, down, ensue, eventuate, fall …

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  • 11 happen to somebody — 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? …

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  • 12 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? …

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  • 13 happen — verb (I) 1 if an event or situation happens, it exists and continues for a period of time, especially without being planned first: The accident happened early on Tuesday morning. | No one knew who had fired the gun it all happened so quickly. |… …

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  • 14 happen — hap|pen [ hæpən ] verb intransitive *** to take place, usually without being planned: The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. The family was on vacation when the tragedy happened. He seemed to be unaware of what was happening around… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 happen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. befall, eventuate, occur. See chance, occurrence. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To be by chance] Syn. come up, come about, turn up, crop up, chance, stumble upon, light upon, occur unexpectedly, come face to …

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  • 16 happen — hap|pen W1S1 [ˈhæpən] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: hap ( HAPPY)] 1.) when something happens, there is an event, especially one that is not planned = ↑occur ▪ When did the accident happen? ▪ It s impossible to predict what will happen next.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 happen to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms happen to : he/she/it happens to present participle happening to past tense happened to past participle happened to 1) a) happen to someone if something happens to you, an event or action takes place which… …

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  • 18 happen — verb 1》 take place; occur. 2》 come about by chance.     ↘chance to do something or come about.     ↘(happen on) come across by chance.     ↘used as a polite formula in questions: do you happen to know who her doctor is? 3》 (happen to) be… …

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  • 19 happen — verb 1) remember what happened last time he was here Syn: occur, take place, come about; ensue, result, transpire, materialize, arise, crop up, come up, present itself, supervene; informal go down; formal eventuate; literary come to pass, betide… …

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  • 20 about — a|bout [ ə baut ] function word *** About can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He told me about your problem. as an adverb (without a following noun): Stop rushing about. followed by an infinitive with to : I… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English