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American English: /əˈkər/
British English: /əˈkəː/

Translation of occur in Spanish:

intransitive verb present participle occurring past tense, past participle occurred

  • 1 1.1 (take place) [formal]
    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)
    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 somebody (to + infinitive)
    ocurrírsele a alguien (+ infinitive)
    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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