occur to

occur to
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "occur to":
present tense I/you/we/they occur to he/she/it occurs to present participle occurring to past tense occurred to past participle occurred to
occur to someone
[never passive] if a thought or idea occurs to you, you suddenly and unexpectedly start to think about it

The thought of giving up never occurred to me.

it occurs to someone that:

It suddenly occurred to her that Joe was afraid of being alone.

it occurs to someone to do something:

It didn't occur to her to ask how he'd found her.


English dictionary. 2014.

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