Simple Definition of befall
of something bad or unpleasant : to happen to (someone or something)
Examples of befall in a sentence
It's sad to think of the unhappy fate that befell him.
The drought was only one of many hardships to befall the small country.
First Known Use of befall
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Definition of befall for Students
: to happen to <… they would not have known about the good fortune which befell us … — Scott O'Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins>
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