eng: chance

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means(noun) a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"
opportunity, chance
means(noun) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"
luck, fortune, hazard, chance
means(noun) a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"
means(noun) a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5"
probability, chance
means(noun) the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent"
chance, prospect
means(verb) be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
means(verb) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
take chances, chance, run a risk, hazard, gamble, take a chance, risk, adventure
means(verb) 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"
encounter, find, chance, happen, bump
means(adjective) occurring or appearing or singled out by chance; "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"
chance, casual


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