Definition of befall (verb)
- become of; happen to
- "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"
- synonyms: bechance, betide
- 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)
- synonyms: bechance, happen
Source: Princeton University Wordnet