Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To fall out unluckily.'

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To befall, as ill luck; to happen to unluckily.

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  • verb intransitive To fall badly or incorrectly; happen unfortunately (to); mishappen; turn out badly.
  • noun A mishap; accident; bad luck; misfortune.

Etymologies

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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").

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