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take place

to happen. When will this party take place? It's taking place right now.
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take place

to happen The meeting took place in the lawyers' office on October 20th. Not all engineering failures take place suddenly and dramatically.
Usage notes: often take place suggests that something has happened at a particular time in a particular place
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take place

1. Happen, occur, as in Let me know where the ceremony will take place. [Second half of 1700s]
2. take the place of. Substitute for, as in These glasses will have to take the place of wine goblets, or Jane took her sister's place in line. [Second half of 1800s]
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take place

To happen; occur.
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