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    I stayed hidden; I couldn’t chance coming out. -> What does this mean??

    I have two sentences I don't understand atm.

    1. I stayed hidden; I couldn't chance coming.

    2. I chanced upon this book.


    Especially I don't get the meaning of 'chance' in these sentence.




    Cheers.

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    Re: I stayed hidden; I couldn’t chance coming out. -> What does this mean??

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    I have two sentences I don't understand atm.

    1. I stayed hidden; I couldn't chance coming.

    2. I chanced upon this book.


    Especially I don't get the meaning of 'chance' in these sentence.




    Cheers.
    In #1 it means "risk", "I couldn't risk coming out".
    In #2 it means "I found the book by chance/unexpectedly".

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