sobrevenir

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sobrevenir(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to happen
Antes de que pudiera terminar sus estudios, sobrevino la guerra y destrozó todos los planes de Marta.Before she was able to finish her studies, the war happened and destroyed all of Martha's plans.
b. to happen unexpectedly
Tras varios días con altas temperaturas sobrevino un incendio en el bosque.After several days with high temperatures a fire happened unexpectedly in the forest.
c. to ensue
La tensión que sobrevino al discurso del presidente era evidente.The tension that ensued from the president's speech was clear.
d. to strike
Una desgracia sobrevino a la familia cuando más feliz era.A tragedy struck the family right when they were the happiest.
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sobrevenir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to happen, to ensue
sobrevino la guerrathe war intervened
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sobrevenir
intransitive verb
(ocurrir) to happen; happen unexpectedly; (resultar) to follow; ensue;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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