chance on

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Verb1.chance on - find unexpectedlychance on - 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!"


1. The quality shared by random, unintended, or unpredictable events or this quality regarded as the cause of such events:
2. The likeliness of a given event occurring:
3. An unexpected random event:
4. A favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances:
Informal: shot.
5. A possibility of danger or harm:
1. To take place by chance:
2. To run the risk of:
phrasal verb
chance on or upon
To find or meet by chance:
bump into, come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, run into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on.
Archaic: alight on (or upon).
Idiom: meet up with.
1. Occurring unexpectedly:
2. Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure:
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belebotlik vkibe
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w>chance (up)on

vi +prep obj personzufällig begegnen (+dat), → zufällig treffen; thingzufällig stoßen auf (+acc)