chance

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chance is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
chance

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
chance

Plural
chances

  1. Something that can happen.
    We have the chance.
  2. Something that is random; luck.
    Poker is a gamer of chance.
  3. How much something is likely to be true.
    There is a 30% chance of rain tomorrow.

Verb[change]

Plain form
chance

Third-person singular
chances

Past tense
chanced

Past participle
chanced

Present participle
chancing

  1. If you chance upon something, you discovering it even though you were not looking for it.
  2. If you chance something, you try it, even though it may not work.

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