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befall

División en sílabas: be·fall
Pronunciación: /bəˈfôl
 
/

Definición de befall en inglés:

verbo (past befell; past participle befallen)

[with object] literary
(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, be visited on
ensue, follow, result
informal go down
literary come to pass, betide

Origen

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

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