befall befall  /bɪ ˈfɔl/


  1. (v) become of; happen to
  2. (v) happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance



  1. Our anxiety about all the ways harm may befall someone else keeps us mindful of the safety of family and community.
  2. Those who fail to do so learn what fate could befall them at the hands of Janjaweed militias: rape, kidnapping, murder.
  3. It might not be the worst thing to befall human beings, but it is wretched beyond all description.


  • Bag2Go Luggage Has GPS In Case Your Airline Loses It

    Misplaced luggage is one of the most headache-inducing problems that can befall a weary traveler. Thanks to Airbus, however, tracking down your lost suitcases is about to get a whole lot easier. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently unvealed the "Bag2Go," a so-called "smart bag" complete with GPS, RFID and 2G mobile data capabilities. The Bag2Go can even sync up with your iPhone ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Mashable


  1. "You know that you who have endured the dangers and deprivations of war so that the worst thing would not befall us, so that America might be secure in our freedom," McCain said. "As you know, the war in which you have fought has divided the...
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

  2. Charles Steger, Virginia Tech president, said, "The university is shocked and indeed horrified that this would befall us and I want to extend my deepest and most sincere and profound sympathies to the families of these victims, which include our...
    on Apr 17, 2007 By: Charles Steger Source: Xinhua

  3. "In this movie, I play a victim of abuse and violence," Robbins said. "If you are a person who has had that tragedy befall you, there is no shame in seeking help and counseling."
    on Feb 29, 2004 By: Tim Robbins Source: FOXNews

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