Definition of take place in English:

take place


  • Occur.

    ‘people laid flowers at the spot where the crash took place’
    • ‘The surface was ready to play on so quickly because the settlement of the soil had already taken place in Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Discussions have already taken place about the merger since both schools have been hit by falling numbers.’
    • ‘Several peace marches have already taken place at the site and a peace camp has been set up nearby.’
    • ‘So many changes to the town and surrounding lands have already taken place and yet there are many more to come.’
    • ‘Two meetings of the steering group behind the proposal have already taken place.’
    • ‘Initial talks have already taken place and Joy is confident the case for change can be successfully argued.’
    • ‘Much of what economists do is analyse the statistics of what has already taken place.’
    • ‘A small degree of fund-raising has already taken place but there will be more to come.’
    • ‘A general consultation has already taken place and the next stage will be a series of public meetings.’
    • ‘One meeting has already taken place and we expect the programme to run over the next two years.’
    happen, occur, come about, transpire, crop up, materialize, arise, chance, fall out
    go down
    come to pass, befall, betide
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