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  • EN [ tʃɑːns]
  • US [ tʃæns]

English definition


  • 1. a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances;

    • "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"
    • "now is your chance"
  • 2. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;

    • "bad luck caused his downfall"
    • "we ran into each other by pure chance"
  • 3. a risk involving danger;

    • "you take a chance when you let her drive"
  • 4. a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur;

    • "what is the probability of rain?"
    • "we have a good chance of winning"


  • 1. be the case by chance;

    • "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"
  • 2. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

    • "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
  • 3. come upon, as if by accident; meet with;

    • "We find this idea in Plato"
    • "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"
    • "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"


  • 1. occurring or appearing or singled out by chance;

    • "their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship"
    • "seek help from casual passers-by"
    • "a casual meeting"
    • "a chance occurrence"

Example sentences

  • He likes to leave things to chance.

  • Father will not chance driving on the icy roads.

  • I should apply for the post if I were you, I think you stand a good chance.

  • We stand a fair chance of success.

  • No doubt he'd been looking forward to the wedding ever since it was announced, as an invaluable chance to cut a figure and do some good public relations work.

  • The prisoners were hurried off before the reporters could have a chance to speak to them.

  • It would be foolish to let such an opportunity slip; it's a chance of a lifetime.

  • No one discovers a rarity by chance.

  • We will take a chance to have the party outdoor.

  • He got another chance and didn't want to mess up again.

  • If you are never willing to chance your arm, but always play for safety, you will not get very far.

  • They have as much chance as a snowflake in hell.

  • It'seems that we have missed our chance.

  • I stood there a pretty considerable chance.

  • If I had a chance to go to Japan, I'd take it like a shot.

  • It's an even chance that he comes.

  • This gave them a chance to yell.

  • " I'm very glad to have such a chance to go abroad.

  • He pointed out that there was little chance of success.

  • I'm glad I found you at home; I just called round on the off chance that you'd be in.

  • Although we have only met by chance , I can see you are a very remarkable girl with a clear purpose in life.

  • There is an off chance of finding him at home.

  • I never miss a chance of playing football.

  • I met her quite by chance.

  • He always has an eye to the main chance, seeing when money can be made.

  • He stands an even chance of winning.

  • They sat bemoaning the fact that no one would give them a chance.

Phrase collocation

  • chance on 或 chance upon

    To find or meet accidentally; happen upon

    • While in Paris we chanced on two old friends.

  • as chance would have it

    as it happened

  • by any chance

    possibly (used in tentative enquiries or suggestions)

    • were you looking for me by any chance?.

  • chance one's arm (或 luck)

    (Brit. informal)undertake something although it may be dangerous or unsuccessful

  • chance would be a fine thing

    (informal)expressing a speaker's belief that something is desirable but the opportunity is unlikely to arise

  • no chance

    (informal)there is no possibility of that

  • on the (off) chance

    just in case

  • stand a chance

    [usu. with negative]have a prospect of success or survival

    • his rivals don't stand a chance.

  • take a chance (或 chances)

    behave in a way that leaves one vulnerable to danger or failure

  • take one's chance

    do something risky with the hope of success

  • by chance

    Without plan; accidentally

    • They met by chance on a plane.

    Possibly; perchance

    • Is he, by chance, her brother?

  • on the off chance

    In the slight hope or possibility.


  • snowballs chance in hell

    • I don't have a snowball's chance in hell,but I'll try anyway.

  • take a chance

    • We took a chance with weather when we were going on a walking tour.

Synonym discrimination

  • chance, opportunity, occasion

  • happen, occur, chance, take place

  • venture, chance, dare, hazard, risk


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