bechance

[ bih-chans, -chahns ]
/ bɪˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns /

verb (used with or without object), be·chanced, be·chanc·ing. Archaic.

to befall.

Origin of bechance

First recorded in 1520–30; from phrase by chance
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British Dictionary definitions for bechance

bechance

/ (bɪˈtʃɑːns) /

verb

(intr) archaic to happen (to)
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Word Origin and History for bechance

bechance


v.

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

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