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bechance

[bih-chans, -chahns] /bɪˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), bechanced, bechancing. Archaic.
1.
to befall.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; from phrase by chance
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bechance

/bɪˈtʃɑːns/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (archaic) to happen (to)
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Word Origin and History for bechance
v.

1520s, from be- + chance. Related: Bechanced; bechancing.

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