take place

take place
verb
come to pass (Freq. 54)
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What is happening?

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The meeting took place off without an incidence

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Nothing occurred that seemed important

Syn:
happen, ↑hap, ↑go on, ↑pass off, ↑occur, ↑pass, ↑fall out, ↑come about
Derivationally related forms: ↑hap (for: ↑hap), ↑happening (for: ↑happen)
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Something is ——ing PP

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It ——s that CLAUSE

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phrasal

died before the marriage could take place — O. Elfrida Saunders

music takes place in time and painting in space — C.W.H.Johnson

heard a conversation taking place in the next room

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take place
1. To come to pass, to occur
2. To take precedence
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Main Entry:place

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take place phrase
to happen

The Olympics take place every four years.

I don’t know exactly what took place in the classroom.

Thesaurus: general words meaning to happensynonym
Main entry: take

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You say that an event takes place.

The first meeting of this committee took place on 9 January.

A second revolution in fashion took place just after World War I.

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Happen and occur have a similar meaning, but they can only be used to talk about events which were not planned. You can use take place to talk about either planned or unplanned events.

The talks will take place in Vienna.

The pressure becomes so great that an explosion takes place.

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Note that take place is intransitive. You do not say that something `was taken place'.
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occur

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take place
: to happen

The wedding is set to take place this July.

Negotiations are now taking place between the two governments.

He didn't understand what had just taken place.

Where does the story take place? [=where is the story set?]

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Main Entry:place

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take ˈplace idiom
to happen, especially after previously being arranged or planned

The film festival takes place in October.

We may never discover what took place that night.

Main entry:placeidiom

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