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phrasal verb [transitive] mainly literary
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theychance on
he/she/itchances on
present participlechancing on
past tensechanced on
past participlechanced on

or chance upon

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  1. to find or see someone or something when you did not expect to

    I was browsing in a bookshop when I chanced upon an old friend.

See also main entry: chance

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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