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Verb: bechance  bi'chãn(t)s
Usage: archaic
  1. Become of; happen to
    "He promised that no harm would bechance her";
    - befall, betide
     
  2. Occur or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    "It bechances that today is my birthday";
    - happen, befall

Derived forms: bechanced, bechances, bechancing

Type of: come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place