chance\ upon

• chance (up)on
v
To happen to find or meet; find or meet by accident.

On our vacation we chanced upon an interesting antique store.

Mary dropped her ring in the yard, and Mother chanced on it as she was raking.

Syn.: happen on
Compare: run into

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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