1 [countable] [usually singular] an opportunity for you to do something, especially something that you want to do
chance for: The meetings are very short, so there is little chance for real discussion.
the chance to do something: Participants are given the chance to learn another language.
give/offer/provide a chance: The show provides a chance for the public to look at all the latest software.
get/have a chance: We work together whenever we get a chance.
jump at/seize/grab a chance (=use an opportunity when it appears): Gina got up to leave and Sam, seizing his chance, followed her out.
blow your chance informal (=have an opportunity but not use it well): They’ve blown their chance of getting the money back.
given the chance (=if you had the opportunity): What would you say, given the chance to talk to her again?
a second/another chance: These players deserve another chance.
last chance: I warned her that this was her last chance.
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