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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It's all too easy for anyone, at any age, to get tanked up on alcohol, and/or drugs, to simply lash out at the first person who happens to chance upon them.