In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo transitivobefell, befallen
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- But bad luck befell the team, resulting in a year-long winless streak.
- Despite the disgrace and humiliation which eventually befell him, he never wavered from his beliefs.
- Summoning emergency help should an injury befall a walker would have been almost impossible.
- We're sorry these warnings were too late to prevent the tragedy that befell your family.
- In November 1913 a fatal tragedy befell the family - after a quarrel Lora committed suicide.
verbo intransitivobefell, befallen
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