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Verb: befall (befell,befallen)  bi'fol
  1. Become of; happen to
    "He promised that no harm would befall her";
    - bechance [archaic], betide
     
  2. Occur or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    "These things befell";
    - happen, bechance [archaic]

Derived forms: befell, befalls, befalling, befallen

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