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3 : an act or instance of coming upon without warning <They were taken by surprise.
Another ice age coming upon the world, and many of us doubt it's even a threat.
We are always coming upon sets of crutches, walking sticks and glasses that people leave behind.
I can always count on coming upon piles of dog excrement and just as often the little "bagged" piles.
What he isn't ready for is coming upon the snake himself.
As Khan explains it to his students, celebrating Ramadan is like coming upon a bottomless pot of gold.