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- v. To fall badly or incorrectly; happen unfortunately (to); mishappen; turn out badly.
- n. A mishap; accident; bad luck; misfortune.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To befall, as ill luck; to happen to unluckily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall out unluckily.'
From Middle English misfallen, equivalent to mis- + fall. Cognate with Dutch misvallen ("to misfall, miss in falling, displease, miscarry"), German missfallen ("to displease"), Icelandic misfalla ("to misuse"). (Wiktionary)