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English definition of “befall”

befall

verb [T or I] uk   /bɪˈfɔːl/ us    /-ˈfɑːl/ (befell, befallen) literary
If something bad or dangerous befalls you, it happens to you: Should any harm befall me on my journey, you may open this letter.
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