bechance

bechance

[bih-chans, -chahns]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), bechanced, bechancing. Archaic.
to befall.

Origin:
1520–30; from phrase by chance

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bechance (bɪˈtʃɑːns)
 
vb
archaic (intr) to happen (to)

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