Be·fall v. t. [imp. Befell p. p. Befallen p. pr. & vb. n. Befalling.] To happen to.
I beseech your grace that I may know
The worst that may befall me. --Shak.
Be·fall, v. i. To come to pass; to happen.
I have revealed . . . the discord which befell. --Milton.
v 1: become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall
her"; "What has become of my children?" [syn: bechance,
2: happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by
chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These
things befell" (Santayana) [syn: happen, bechance]
[also: befell, befallen]