One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of an occurrence) become as though never having happened; be reversed.‘things had happened that could never unhappen’
- ‘To paraphrase P.J. O'Rourke, unapproved interactions unhappen in Pyongyang.’
- ‘The truth of the proposition is based on the fact that there has been a case of my going to Athens, and - whatever happens from now on - this cannot unhappen.’
- ‘But her blissful countenance made every bad thing unhappen.’
- 1.1with object Cause (something) not to have happened.‘you can't unhappen it just by saying we won't speak of it again’
- ‘I went to see a lovely Irish padre, who said: ‘If you can't unhappen it, don't worry about it.’’
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