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Pronunciation: /əˈkɜːr; əˈkɜː(r)/

Translation of occur in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-rr-)

  • 1 1.1 (take place) [formal] [event/incident] tener* lugar [formal], ocurrir, suceder; [change] producirse* [formal], tener* lugar [formal]
    Example sentences
    • An air bag is designed to protect a driver or passenger in the event that an accident occurs.
    • Hallucinations usually occur only at particular times and places, and are associated with the events hoped for.
    • The functional impairments secondary to osteoarthritis also occur more frequently in older adults.
    Example sentences
    • Anthrax is a naturally occurring bacterium that exists in the form of spores which allow it to survive in the environment.
    • It is probable that every naturally occurring element is present in the outer core at least at trace levels.
    • Silica is rare but when present occurs in vascular bundle sheath cells in both the leaf sheath and leaf blade.
    1.2 (appear, be found) [disease/species] darse*, encontrarse* that phrase/idea occurs repeatedly in her writings esa frase/idea aparece repetidamente en sus escritos a sound that doesn't occur in our language un sonido que no existe or no se da en nuestra lengua if the opportunity occurs … si se presenta la oportunidad …
  • 2 (come to mind) to occur to sb (to + infinitive/infinitivo) ocurrírsele a algn (+ infinitive/infinitivo) that idea had already occurred to me a mí ya se me había ocurrido eso it didn't occur to me to ask ni se me ocurrió preguntar it never occurs to him that I might want to go nunca se le ocurre pensar or nunca se le pasa por la imaginación que quizás yo quiera ir
    Example sentences
    • He would often get up from bed at night when an idea occurred to him and write it down.
    • She turned her eyes down to the paw she held, several ideas occurring to her simultaneously.
    • I leaned over again so that I could see it more clearly, then an idea occurred to me.

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