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be·fall

befall

 
 
pronunciation:
b fawl
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part of speech: verb
inflections: befalls, befalling, befell, befallen
definition 1: to take place; happen.
We were afraid of what might befall during our walk through the dark forest.
synonyms:
happen, occur, take place
similar words:
chance, crop up, fall
definition 2: to happen to.
Bad things befell him after he ran away from home.
similar words:
become of
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