Synonyms of befall in English:



  • 1 the same fate befell him
    happen to, overtake, come upon, be visited on
  • 2 tell us what befell
    happen, occur, take place, come about, transpire, materialize; ensue, follow, result
    informal go down
    literary come to pass, betide
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    Word of the day hypnopompic
    Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
    relating to the state immediately preceding waking up