accident · noun C /ˈæk.sɪ.dənt/Full view
Nouns: accident
Adjectives: accidental
Adverbs: accidentally
accident
A2 something bad which happens that is not expected or intended, and which causes injury or damage
Dictionary examples:

Josh had an accident and spilled water all over his work.

She was injured in a car/road accident.

Learner example:

I had an accident two weeks ago and now I can't do sport. (Key English Test; A2; French)

by accident
B1 without being intended
Dictionary example:

I deleted the file by accident.

Learner example:

I was dancing and someone [kicked me] by accident and my glasses fell [off]. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

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