bechance, betide, chance, come to pass, ensue, fall, follow, happen, materialize, occur, supervene, take place, transpire (informal)
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befall ( befalls 3rd person present) ( befalling present participle) ( befell past tense) ( befallen past participle ) If something bad or unlucky befalls you, it happens to you.
...the disaster that befell the island of Flores. V n
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