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'chances'

Overview of noun chance
1. opportunity, chance -- (a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances; "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance")

2. luck, fortune, chance, hazard -- (an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance")

3. chance -- (a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive")

4. probability, chance -- (a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5")

5. prospect, chance -- (the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent")


Overview of verb chance
1. chance -- (be the case by chance; "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street")

2. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance -- (take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling")

3. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter -- (come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day")



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