in the event of


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Related to in the event of: stick with, so much for, in case of, not a chance

in the event of something

if something happens; on the chance that something happens. In the event of his late arrival, please call me. In the event of rain, the parade is canceled.
See also: event, of

in the event of something

also in the event that something happens
if something should happen In the event of war, we have to be prepared to send in troops. Travel insurance protects you in the event that you have to cancel your trip.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form in the unlikely event (if something should happen that you do not expect to happen): In the unlikely event of a fire, alarms will sound and you should exit immediately.
Related vocabulary: in case of something
See also: event, of

in the event of

Also, in the event that. See under in case, def. 2.
See also: event, of