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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Only those at the remote end of the table ventured upon an independent conversation.
He was the mildest of creatures and ventured upon no action of his life without consulting her.
He was a believer, who was interested in religion primarily in its political aspect, and the new doctrine which ventured upon several new interpretations, just because it paved the way to discussion and analysis, was in principle disagreeable to him.
By and by Joe timidly ventured upon a roundabout "feeler" as to how the others might look upon a return to civilization -- not right now, but --
The only offensive operation men ventured upon after that night was the preparation of mines and pitfalls, and even in that their energies were frantic and spasmodic.
The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.
I travelled with the Magpies when they were shockingly knocked out of the FA Cup by non-league part-timers Hereford yet only a week later ventured upon the aristocratic lands of Manchester United, who boasted world-class superstars like George Best and Bobby Charlton, and Denis Law and comprehensively beat them.
According to the media, India has ventured upon an ambitious plan worth $120 billion to divert water of the Pakistani rivers.
according to the media reports, India has ventured upon an ambitious plan worth $120 billion to divert water of the Pakistani rivers.'
'Pakistan is expected to face a shortage of 31m acre feet of water by 2025 which would pose a grave threat to Pakistan's economy and according to the media, India has ventured upon an ambitious plan worth $120 billion to divert water of the Pakistani rivers,' he said.
With the latter, Allan explores not an original idea more one seldom ventured upon that of the viewpoint of a corpse.
Craig-y-Don Bowling Club holds a plant sale at the Community Centre, Queens Road, 10am-4pm WE ventured upon to our green roof with the help of a very long ladder.
In Leo's lifetime, Chancellor Otto yon Bismark had ventured upon what became known as a "Kulturkampf" outlawing the Catholic Church in the newly united Germany.
The first generation growth has been achieved in popularizing education and health in the post-independence era with the public-private partnership of the State and the Church and later many other communities including the NSS, MES and SNDP ventured upon in a large scale.