chance upon

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chance upon

To find someone or something accidentally or without looking. Please don't be upset, we didn't mean to exclude you! When Chad and I went out, we just chanced upon the rest of the group, that's all! Were you snooping in my room? How else would you just chance upon my love letter?
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Even when you're young and unencumbered with emotional baggage, you're never going to chance upon someone who satisfies you in every way.