chance


chance
I
n.
opportunity
possibility

1) to have, stand a chance of (she has a good chance of success; he doesn't have a ghost of a chance)

2) to let a chance slip by; to miss one's chance

3) an earthly, poor, slight, slim; even; fair; fighting; good; last; only; outside; sporting chance (he doesn't have an earthly chance of being elected)

4) little, small chance (there is little chance of that happening)

5) a chance against (she doesn't stand a chance against such strong competitors)

6) a chance for (a chance for success)

7) a chance to + inf. (she had a chance to visit her family)

8) a chance that + clause (there is no chance that she will win)

luck

9) to take a chance on

to try one's luck at

10) to leave smt. to chance

11) pure, sheer chance

12) a lucky chance

13) by chance (it was by pure chance that we met)

II
v.

1) (d; intr.) to chance upon ('to find by chance') (to chance upon a rare item)

2) (formal) (E) ('to happen') I chanced to be there when they arrived

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[tʃɑːns]
only
outside
sheer chance
slim
to miss one's chance
sporting chance (he doesn't have an earthly chance of being elected)
stand a chance of (she has a good chance of success; he doesn't have a ghost of a chance)
small chance (there is little chance of that happening)
(formal) (E) ('to happen') I chanced to be there when they arrived
['luck'] to take a chance on
['opportunity'] ['possibility'] to have
['to try one's luck at'] to leave smt. to chance
a lucky chance
an earthly
an earthly
pure
to let a chance slip by
a chance for (a chance for success)
by chance (it was by pure chance that we met)
a chance against (she doesn't stand a chance against such strong competitors)
a chance to + inf. (she had a chance to visit her family)
a chance that + clause (there is no chance that she will win)
(d; intr.) to chance upon (to chance upon a rare item; 'to find by chance')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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