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intr. & tr.v. be·chanced, be·chanc·ing, be·chanc·es Archaic
To happen or happen to.
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(intr) archaic to happen (to)
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v.i., v.t. -chanced, -chanc•ing. Archaic.
[1520–30; from phrase by chance]
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Past participle: bechanced
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|Verb||1.||bechance - become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"|
|2.||bechance - happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)|
hap, happen, occur, come about, take place, go on, pass off, fall out, pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
happen - chance to be or do something, without intention or causation; "I happen to have just what you need!"
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