venture upon (someone or something)

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venture upon (someone or something)

To discover or encounter someone or something unexpectedly or by chance. We ventured upon a charming little restaurant as we cycled through the countryside. The two boys ventured upon a man claiming to have magical beans for sale.
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They did so, and desperately resolved that they would venture upon them: but while they were animating one another to the work, three of them, who were a little before the rest, called out aloud to them, and told them that they had found--Tom Jeffry: they all ran up to the place, where they found the poor fellow hanging up naked by one arm, and his throat cut.
To hint to him that this confinement in his eye was disagreeable, or to ask him what he meant, was an act too daring to venture upon; his severity with his employers and their visitors being terrific, and he never permitting himself to be approached with the slightest liberty.
While the above terms have been commercially agreed and the agreement is binding in respect to the exclusivity period, the parties will only become legally bound to enter into the proposed joint venture upon execution of definitive documents and board approval by the parties.
The WWE Wrestlers will venture upon downtown Phoenix in January 2019.
The statement said the assets are currently under construction and would be transferred to the joint venture upon start-up, scheduled in 2019.
These assets are presently under construction and will be transferred to the joint venture upon successful start-up, currently scheduled for 2019.
Bluebird has selected the Taechang and Gubong mines and will enter into a 50: 50 joint venture upon completion of a feasibility study on each mine.
Kyrgyzstan will own 50% in the Kumtor joint venture upon signing of the memorandum with Centerra Gold Inc., Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Jantoro Satybaldiev said at the session of Ar Namys parliamentary faction on September 23.
Boston Properties and an affiliate of Norges Bank will form a joint venture upon closing, and Boston Properties will retain property and leasing management for the venture.
the depths - BEN KLOCK (RBMA Stage, Friday night, 12.00) Once you hit the outskirts, you venture upon wonderfully named stages and arenas like Trenchtown, Salty Dog and Earthship for assorted mayhem.
Then I learned there were people before me who had suffered and over-come similar accidents and illnesses, and they had paved a path for me to follow, if only I could overcome my fear and venture upon it.
Thus the Magpies venture upon the Hawthorns this Sunday for the return needing to put right a dreadful wrong.
In the same announcement, OMNOVA said the companies would also terminate the RohmNova paper coatings joint venture upon close.
Assets and employees will transfer to the new joint venture upon closing, which is anticipated in early 2009.