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- 1. accident, mishap, misadventure, mischance
- usage: an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
- 2. accident, stroke, fortuity, chance event, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
- usage: anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
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