misbefall

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mis- + befall

Verb[edit]

misbefall (third-person singular simple present misbefalls, present participle misbefalling, simple past misbefell, past participle misbefallen)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) Of an event, to happen unfortunately to (a person).
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) Of an event, to happen unfortunately.

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