To befall to chance to happen to
- By possibility by accident
- become of; happen to
- happen, occur, or be the situation throughout activities or by possibility
- By chance; unintentionally.
- To befall; to opportunity; to take place to.
1520s, from be- + opportunity. Related: Bechanced; bechancing.
(adv.) By opportunity; accidentally.
- (v. t. & we.) To befall; to possibility; to take place to.