- 1(used only in the third person)
- 2(literary) (of something unpleasant) to happen to someone They were unaware of the fate that was to befall them.
NAmE//bɪˈfɔl//befall somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they befall
he / she / it befalls
past simple befell
past participle befallen
-ing form befalling