happen upon

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To accidentally encounter a person or situation; to chance upon, happen on or stumble across.
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The old haunt that defines “Dragonstone” isn’t Dragonstone, though. It’s the house of that peasant father who took in the Hound and Arya, fed them, and gave them a good night’s sleep only to be robbed. In the present, the Brotherhood Without Banners happens upon the man’s house.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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