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- 1. befall, bechance, betide, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
- usage: become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"
- 2. happen, befall, bechance, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
- usage: happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)
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