chance upon

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Verb1.chance upon - find unexpectedlychance upon - find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"
regain, find - come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
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I might be walking down the track to the water-tank to lie in wait for a passing freight-train, when I would chance upon a bunch of "alki-stiffs.
Gustavsen's world is unlike most others we'll chance upon in jazz music, displaying a unique sensitivity to mood, colour, tone and time.
Narrating interwoven sub plots, To Rome With Love presents an architect caught in a fling with his girlfriend's best friend, a middleclass Roman who struggles to understand sudden fame, a newly- wed couple who chance upon individual romantic escapades, and an opera director on a talent hunt mission.
BROTHERS Damian and Anthony are playing by a railway line when they chance upon a bag stuffed with pounds 229,000 on the eve of their country''s currency swapping to the euro.
CAST: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Samuel L Jackson, Terence Stamp PLOT: Jedi Knights uncover a conspiracy when they investigate tax evasion on planet Naboo, and chance upon the young Anakin Skywalker, who'll grow up to become Darth Vader.