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Idioms for chance

Origin of chance

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French chance, cheance < Vulgar Latin *cadentia a befalling, happening; see cadenza

SYNONYMS FOR chance

11 befall. See happen.
13 casual, fortuitous.

ANTONYMS FOR chance

OTHER WORDS FROM chance

chance·less, adjectiveun·chanced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for on the off chance

chance
/ (tʃɑːns) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of chance

chanceful, adjectivechanceless, adjective

Word Origin for chance

C13: from Old French cheance, from cheoir to fall, occur, from Latin cadere
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Idioms and Phrases with on the off chance (1 of 2)

on the off chance

see under on the chance that.

Idioms and Phrases with on the off chance (2 of 2)

chance

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