Meaning of “befall” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “befall” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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befallverb [ T ]

us /bɪˈfɔl/ past tense befell /bɪˈfel/ , past participle befallen /bɪˈfɔ·lən/

(of something bad) to happen to a person or place:

Many natural disasters have befallen that region.

(Definition of “befall” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)