Definition of in the event of — in English:

in the event of —

phrase

  • If — happens.

    ‘this will reduce the chance of serious injury in the event of an accident’
    • ‘A significant number would also increase the risk of injury to children in the event of an accident.’
    • ‘The Medical Wing will be involved in setting up and running mobile field hospitals in the event of a conflict.’
    • ‘There are no proper dressing or drying facilities in the event of inclement weather.’
    • ‘The tablets will be accompanied by a pack advising what to do in the event of a national emergency.’
    • ‘Another major issue for the team will be its course of action in the event of military conflict.’
    • ‘As was stated on the ticket, a draw would take place in the event of more than one winner.’
    • ‘The speaker may be called upon to cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie.’
    • ‘An adequate number of volunteers will be ready for rescue operation in the event of a mishap.’
    • ‘It can save lives in the event of a fall or accident and would give security in the event of a break-in.’
    • ‘The car's pedals will also de-couple in the event of a crash to prevent injuries to the feet and lower legs.’