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English definition of “chance”

chance

verb [I] (LUCK)    /tʃɑːns/ US  /tʃæns/ old-fashioned or literary
to happen or do something by chance: [+ to infinitive] They chanced to be in the restaurant when I arrived . I chanced on/upon (= found unexpectedly ) some old love letters in a drawer . Ten years after leaving school , we chanced on/upon (= unexpectedly met ) each other in Regent Street .Chance and randomness
(Definition of chance verb (LUCK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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