Definition of befall in English:

befall

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈfɔːl
 
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verb (past befell /bɪˈfɛl/; past participle befallen /bɪˈfɔːlən/)

[with object] literary

Origin

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

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