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befall

Saltos de línea: be¦fall
Pronunciación: /bɪˈfɔːl
 
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Definición de befall en inglés:

verbo (past befell /bɪˈfɛl/; past participle befallen /bɪˈfɔːlən/)

[with object] literary
(Especially of something bad) happen to (someone): a tragedy befell his daughter [no object]: she was to blame for anything that befell
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In November 1913 a fatal tragedy befell the family - after a quarrel Lora committed suicide.
  • Despite the disgrace and humiliation which eventually befell him, he never wavered from his beliefs.
  • We're sorry these warnings were too late to prevent the tragedy that befell your family.
Sinónimos
happen to, overtake, come upon, fall upon, hit, strike, be visited on
North American informal go down
literary come to pass, betide
rare hap, eventuate

Origen

Old English befeallan 'to fall' (early use being chiefly figurative); related to German befallen.

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