happen upon

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Verb1.happen upon - find unexpectedlyhappen upon - find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
regain, find - come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
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Sometimes, when in the newspapers I happen upon descriptions of our modern bruisers and prizefighters, I wonder what chance the best of them would have had against him.
I think I must be one of those who are born to be in luck, for one does not often meet with people whom one feels he can love from the first sight of their faces; and yet, no sooner do I step out of the railway carriage than I happen upon you!
This touched my heart a little, and brought tears out of my eyes, and I began to bless myself that such a prodigy of nature should happen upon my account; and this was the more strange to me, because I saw near it still, all along by the side of the rock, some other straggling stalks, which proved to be stalks of rice, and which I knew, because I had seen it grow in Africa when I was ashore there.
Ronnie (Bradley Walsh) and Joe (Ben Bailey Smith, both above) happen upon a body in the boot of a car in the Thames while helping the drug squad on a bust.
Perhaps, in future we will return to use of Kyrgyzstan's assets in Centerra Gold, but this will happen upon resolution of the situation with the Kumtor mine," Sariev said.
Who's to say Scotland won't suddenly happen upon a great group of players and they get to a World Cup via a play-off or a Euro Championships in his football life time?
And we've not even mentioned this ill-fated attempt at a sitcom about two after-hours security guards yet - a venture so awful that most people who came upon it first time around henceforth vowed to only read books, just in case they should accidentally happen upon it again at some point and fall instantly blind.
00pm) A businessman is found dead, and the team happen upon their first suspect when they discover his girlfriend is a con-artist.
They happen upon each other and form a deep friendship--but will it be strong enough to withstand the dangers on the road ahead?
Part 1 describes what filers need to know to assess long-term goals and bankruptcy results, Part II details what will happen upon filing, and the third part tells how to rebuild credit later.
If a colony is small, few ants wander around and they are unlikely to happen upon a trail before the pheromones evaporate.
It centers on the issues of trust and fidelity, playing out a drama that suggests if rich people insist on hastily marrying beautiful strangers they happen upon in the woods, women whose genealogy is uncertain, they should be prepared for some surprises and marital adjustments.