Befalling
Befall Be*fall", v. t. [imp. {Befell}; p. p. {Befallen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Befalling}.] [AS. befeallan; pref. be- + feallan to fall.] To happen to. [1913 Webster]

I beseech your grace that I may know The worst that may befall me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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