Definition of 'befall'
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He was well aware of the numerous mishaps which could still befall his plan if the Russians didn't stick to his carefully scripted scenario. CODE BREAKER (1990)Should evil befall Davydd in my lifetime, I'll choose Tegwared then, or even Adda's son. HERE BE DRAGONS (1990)
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Used Occasionally. befall is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'befall'
British English: befall VERB
If something bad or unlucky befalls you, it happens to you.
...the disaster that befell the island.
Definition of befall from the Collins English Dictionary
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