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.
Descending from the tree, she set out in a southerly direction, toward the point where she believed the plains of Waziri lay, and though she knew that only ruin and desolation marked the spot where once her happy home had stood, she hoped that by coming to the broad plain she might eventually reach one of the numerous Waziri villages that were scattered over the surrounding country, or chance upon a roving band of these indefatigable huntsmen.
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.