befall
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befall(
bih
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fal
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to happen to)
a. suceder
If something should befall Mr. Suarez while he is at sea, the children's godfather will take custody of them.Si algo le sucediera al Sr. Suárez mientas está en alta mar, el padrino de los niños tomaría su custodia.
b. ocurrir
None of them suspected the evil that would befall them in that desolate land.Ninguno sospechaba el mal que les ocurriría en aquella tierra desolada.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to occur)
a. ocurrir
I fear what may befall if we cannot make it back to the castle by nightfall.Me da miedo lo que pudiera ocurrir si no conseguimos volver al castillo antes del anochecer.
b. suceder
No one can know the things that have befallen today.Nadie puede saber las cosas que han sucedido hoy.
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befall
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (literary)
a. sobrevenir
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befall [bɪˈfɔːl] befell (past)befallen (participle:past)
transitive verb
acontecer a; suceder a
intransitive verb
acontecer; suceder
whatever may befall pase lo que pase
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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