I'd use the term multi-word verb for 'take place' = 'occur' (if nouns such as 'particle board' can be multi-word, why not verbs?) without feeling the need for Longman's 'construction'.
The greater problem - when should these 'verb + direct object'-like strings be analysed as 'verb + DO' and when not - is large and complex. Passivisation tests (see Janus Bahs Jacquet above) and testing with substitution of it for the apparent DO in a coordinated sentence seem to give inconsistent diagnoses:
take the pledge ...John has taken the pledge ... *The pledge has been taken by John ...(?)John took the pledge and Jim took it too
turn the corner ... We have turned the corner ... The corner has been turned ... *We have turned the corner and France has turned it too
turn turtle ... the boat turned turtle ... *turtle was turned ... *the small boat turned turtle and the larger one almost turned it too
There are many of these verbo-nominal constructions which don't both passivise and accept 'echoed it' substitution. Break camp / cover / jail / ranks / wind; catch fire; change colour; cry wolf; do a bunk; fall prey to ... - I've a list containing hundreds.