Accident

usgb/ˈæksɪdənt/Volume
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Unexpected HarmPlay
‘Accident’ often implies someone was hurt or something was damaged without anyone meaning to do it. SlideHe broke his arm by accident when he slipped on the ice.
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Not On PurposePlay
Use 'accident' to stress that something bad happened that nobody planned or wanted. SlideShe apologized for the vase she knocked over by accident.
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Serious IncidentsPlay
The word can be used for serious occurrences, such as car or industrial accidents. SlideThe factory was shut down after a serious industrial accident.