"chanced" in the verb sense
be the case by chance
"I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
2. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
3. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter
come upon, as if by accident meet with
"We find this idea in Plato"
"I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"
"She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
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