Definition of chance upon
: to find (something) or meet (someone) by chance She chanced upon an original copy of the book in her grandfather's attic. I chanced on an article in the paper about that just the other day. I was shopping in a rare book store when I chanced on a friend I had not seen in years.
Word by Word Definitions
: something that happens unpredictably without discernible human intention or observable cause
: the assumed impersonal purposeless determiner of unaccountable happenings : luck
: the fortuitous or incalculable element in existence : contingency
: to take place, come about, or turn out by chance : happen
: to have the good or bad luck
: to come or light by chance
: on the surface : on it
: thereafter, thereon
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