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    befall

    befall - Dictionary definition and meaning for word befall

    Definition
    (verb) become of; happen to
    Synonyms : bechance , betide
    Example Sentence
    • He promised that no harm would befall her
    • What has become of my children?
    Definition
    (verb) happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    Synonyms : bechance , happen
    Example Sentence
    • It happens that today is my birthday
    • These things befell
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for befall

An apple that "fall" into Newton's head befalled(happened) by chance.

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