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(Music) Of or relating to an accidental.
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  1. (Music) Of or relating to an accidental.
  2. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous
  3. (Music) Of an accidental
  1. Unintentional; not intended
  2. Having no particular purpose, organization, or structure; random.
  3. Not thought out or prepared in advance; spontaneous:
Not done on purpose
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  1. Not done on purpose
  2. Not intended or deliberate; inadvertent; unwitting
  3. Not deliberate or intentional; inadvertent:
Of or relating to an event in which all outcomes are equally likely, as in the testing of a blood sample for the presence of a substance.
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  1. Of or relating to an event in which all outcomes are equally likely, as in the testing of a blood sample for the presence of a substance.
  2. Relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
  3. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective:
Something inevitable, supposedly determined by this power
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  1. Something inevitable, supposedly determined by this power
  2. A final result or consequence; an outcome:
  3. What happens or has happened to a person or entity; lot; fortune
Success, especially when at least partially resulting from luck:
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  1. Success, especially when at least partially resulting from luck:
  2. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; luck:
  3. What happens or is going to happen to one; one's lot, good or bad, esp. one's future lot
The quality or condition of being fortuitous.
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  1. The quality or condition of being fortuitous.
  2. (Countable) A fortuitous event; an accident
  3. A chance occurrence or event.
(Archaic) Chance or an accident.
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  1. (Archaic) Chance or an accident.
  2. (Sports) An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course.
  3. A chance of being injured or harmed:
Miscellaneous articles sold as one unit:
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  1. Miscellaneous articles sold as one unit:
  2. (Informal) Sort (of person or persons)
  3. Used adverbially to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”:
(Philosophy) A circumstance or attribute that is not essential to the nature of something.
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  1. (Philosophy) A circumstance or attribute that is not essential to the nature of something.
  2. An unforeseen event that is not the result of intention or has no apparent cause:
  3. An unintended and unexpected event, especially one that is undesirable or harmful, that does not occur in the usual course of events under the circumstances in which it occurred, or that would not be reasonably anticipated.
One's personal fate or lot:
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  1. One's personal fate or lot:
  2. The chance happening of events with respect to how they affect someone; fortune; fate
  3. Good fortune as the result of chance
Desirable or beneficial fortune.
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  1. Desirable or beneficial fortune.
The power or agency thought to predetermine events:
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  1. The power or agency thought to predetermine events:
  2. A predetermined course of events considered as something beyond human power or control:
  3. The inevitable or necessary fate to which a particular person or thing is destined; one's lot.
An end result; a consequence.
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  1. An end result; a consequence.
  2. The way something turns out; result; consequence
Something formed by this means or in a mold or matrix:
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  1. Something formed by this means or in a mold or matrix:
  2. Outward form or look; appearance:
  3. A stroke of fortune or fate; a lot.
An activity or event regarded as having an outcome depending on fate:
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  1. An activity or event regarded as having an outcome depending on fate:
  2. A scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance, especially a gaming scheme in which one or more tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes, the other tickets are blanks.
  3. A game of chance in which people buy numbered tickets, and prizes are given to those whose numbers are drawn by lot: often sponsored by a state or organization as a means of raising funds
A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
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  1. A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
  2. An act or undertaking of uncertain outcome; a risk:
  3. A risky venture
Fortune; chance.
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  1. Fortune; chance.
  2. An occurrence or happening, esp. an unfortunate one
  3. Chance; luck; lot
Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences:
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  1. Participation in hazardous or exciting experiences:
  2. Any commercial or financial venture involving speculation or risk. See also joint venture. Any commercial or financial venture involving speculation or risk. See also joint venture.
  3. An unusual, stirring experience, often of a romantic nature
A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
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  1. A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
  2. (Countable) An amount of money which a party to a contract has to pay to the other party (usually the supplier of a major project to the client) if he or she does not fulfill the contract according to the specification.
  3. Something whose occurrence depends on chance or uncertain conditions; a possible, unforeseen, or accidental occurrence
The fact or condition of coinciding
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  1. The fact or condition of coinciding
  2. A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged.
  3. An accidental and remarkable occurrence of events or ideas at the same time, suggesting but lacking a causal relationship
An instance of making such a discovery.
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  1. An instance of making such a discovery.
  2. An instance of finding something good accidentally
  3. An unsought, unintended, and/or unexpected, but fortunate, discovery and/or learning experience that happens by accident.
A measure of the lack of purpose, logic, or objectivity of an event.
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  1. A measure of the lack of purpose, logic, or objectivity of an event.
  2. (Mathematics) A type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
  3. The property of all possible outcomes being equally likely.
Fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.
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  1. Fate; a predetermined or unavoidable destiny.
  2. Fate; fortune.
A theatrical performance of unrelated and bizarre or ludicrous actions, often spontaneous and with some participation by the audience
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  1. A theatrical performance of unrelated and bizarre or ludicrous actions, often spontaneous and with some participation by the audience
  2. Something that happens; occurrence; incident; event
  3. An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.
A financial instrument that obligates the holder to buy or sell an asset at a set price on a specified date in the future:
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  1. A financial instrument that obligates the holder to buy or sell an asset at a set price on a specified date in the future:
  2. A prospective or expected condition, especially one considered with regard to growth, advancement, or development:
  3. The indefinite time yet to come:
Inevitable destruction or ruin:
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  1. Inevitable destruction or ruin:
  2. A decision or judgment, especially an official condemnation to a severe penalty.
  3. A statute or ordinance, especially one in force in Anglo-Saxon England.
Actual instance where a situation arises.
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  1. Actual instance where a situation arises.
  2. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
  3. Something that occurs; event; incident
(Uncountable) The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance.
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  1. (Uncountable) The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance.
  2. (Countable) A chance or random event or circumstance.
An instance of being accessed: said of a website
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  1. An instance of being accessed: said of a website
  2. (Comput.) An instance of finding or matching particular data in a computer search
  3. (Backgammon) A game won by a player after one or more of the opponent's men have been removed from the board
(Person) Luck or fortune
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  1. (Person) Luck or fortune
  2. In a mythological personification, luck and fortune symbolized as a blindfolded young lady, similar to Lady Justice.
(Idiomatic) The random production of favorable or unfavorable results; chance.
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  1. (Idiomatic) The random production of favorable or unfavorable results; chance.
(Idiomatic) The practice of flipping a coin in the air, to choose between two alternatives based on which side lands face up.
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  1. (Idiomatic) The practice of flipping a coin in the air, to choose between two alternatives based on which side lands face up.
A favorable chance or occasion; opportunity
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  1. A favorable chance or occasion; opportunity
  2. An unfilled position or office for which a person is wanted
  3. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
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  1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  2. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
  3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
(Mining) A place where a mineral deposit is sought or found
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  1. (Mining) A place where a mineral deposit is sought or found
  2. Something presented to the eye; a scene:
  3. The direction in which an object, such as a building, faces; an outlook.
A winding of one thing around another
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  1. A winding of one thing around another
  2. A momentary shock or scare:
  3. A change or deviation, as in a trend:
A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
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  1. A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
  2. Something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a commercial enterprise or a stake in gambling
  3. An undertaking that is dangerous, daring, or of uncertain outcome.
A bet, wager, or other gambling venture.
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  1. A bet, wager, or other gambling venture.
  2. A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
  3. An act or undertaking of uncertain outcome; a risk:
(--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
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  1. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
  2. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
  3. A thought or conjecture
The state of being probable; probability.
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  1. The state of being probable; probability.
  2. Something that is likely to happen
  3. The fact of being likely to happen; probability
The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal. The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal.
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  1. The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal. The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal.
  2. Something that is possible:
  3. One that is capable of being chosen or of being made real:
The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
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  1. The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
  2. A certain number of points given beforehand to a weaker side in a contest to equalize the chances of all participants.
  3. An amount or degree by which one thing exceeds or falls short of another:
To come to pass; happen:
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  1. To come to pass; happen:
  2. Used with the impersonal subject it and a following clause to indicate the occurrence of a usually unexpected or chance event:
  3. To come to pass; happen; occur
To present itself; come to mind
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  1. To present itself; come to mind
  2. To take place; come about.
  3. To be found to exist or appear:
To expose to danger or risk:
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  1. To expose to danger or risk:
  2. (Intransitive) to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on
  3. To proceed despite possible danger or risk:
To mark the location or limits of with stakes. Often used with out:
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  1. To mark the location or limits of with stakes. Often used with out:
  2. To gamble or risk; hazard:
  3. To establish (a claim) in this way
To express at the risk of denial, criticism, or censure:
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  1. To express at the risk of denial, criticism, or censure:
  2. To expose to danger; chance; risk
  3. To attempt or venture
To expose to the chance of injury, damage, or loss; hazard
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  1. To expose to the chance of injury, damage, or loss; hazard
  2. To incur the risk of:
  3. To incur the risk of
  1. Bet
  2. To make a bet.
  3. To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.
To take a risk in order to gain some advantage
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  1. To take a risk in order to gain some advantage
  2. To expose to hazard; risk:
  3. To risk (something) for potential gain.
To preside as judge at the trial of (a case or person)
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  1. To preside as judge at the trial of (a case or person)
  2. To attempt to open (a door or window) in testing to see whether it is locked
  3. To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
To make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor
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  1. To make an effort to do, get, have, etc.; try; endeavor
  2. To try to perform, make, or achieve:
  3. (Archaic) To try to seize or get control of by attacking.
To expose to loss or injury; imperil.
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  1. To expose to loss or injury; imperil.
  2. To put in jeopardy; risk loss, damage, or failure of; endanger
  3. To put in jeopardy, to threaten.
To think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
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  1. To think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
  2. To buy or sell stocks, commodities, land, etc., usually in the face of higher than ordinary risk, hoping to take advantage of an expected rise or fall in price; also, to take part in any risky venture on the chance of making huge profits
  3. To engage in the buying or selling of a commodity with an element of risk on the chance of profit.
(Idiomatic) To take an extreme risk
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  1. (Idiomatic) To take an extreme risk
(Idiomatic, often with at) To make a risky attempt.
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  1. (Idiomatic, often with at) To make a risky attempt.
(Idiomatic) To try on something without having any knowledge about the subject.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To try on something without having any knowledge about the subject.
(Idiomatic) To rely on a single source (as of income), rather than diversifying.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To rely on a single source (as of income), rather than diversifying.
(Idiomatic) To be (to place oneself) in a risky, potentially dangerous or delicate situation.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To be (to place oneself) in a risky, potentially dangerous or delicate situation.
(Idiomatic) To take a risk, putting oneself in a vulnerable position.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To take a risk, putting oneself in a vulnerable position.
(Countable) A fortuitous event; an accident
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  1. (Countable) A fortuitous event; an accident
  2. The quality or condition of being fortuitous.
  3. Chance or chance occurrence
The entity or power believed by some to bring good or bad luck to people; luck; chance; fate
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  1. The entity or power believed by some to bring good or bad luck to people; luck; chance; fate
  2. Success, especially when at least partially resulting from luck:
  3. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; luck:
An occurrence or happening, esp. an unfortunate one
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  1. An occurrence or happening, esp. an unfortunate one
  2. Chance; luck; lot
  3. Fortune; chance.
A possible source of danger:
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  1. A possible source of danger:
  2. A chance of being injured or harmed:
  3. Chance, or a chance occurrence
One's personal fate or lot:
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  1. One's personal fate or lot:
  2. The chance happening of events with respect to how they affect someone; fortune; fate
  3. Good fortune or prosperity; success:
The state of being probable; probability.
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  1. The state of being probable; probability.
  2. Something that is likely to happen
  3. The fact of being likely to happen; probability
The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
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  1. The ratio of the probabilities of an event happening to that of it not happening.
  2. A certain number of points given beforehand to a weaker side in a contest to equalize the chances of all participants.
  3. An amount or degree by which one thing exceeds or falls short of another:
The fact or state of being possible:
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  1. The fact or state of being possible:
  2. Capacity for future success; potential; promise
  3. Something that is possible:
The likelihood that a given event will occur:
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  1. The likelihood that a given event will occur:
  2. (--- Statistics) A number, ranging from zero to one, expressing either the projected likelihood that a specific event will occur or the observed ratio of the number of actual occurrences to the number of possible occurrences.
  3. A probable situation, condition, or event:
Chances.
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  1. Chances.
  2. Financial expectations, especially of success.
  3. Apparent chance for success
A collision involving a motor vehicle
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  1. A collision involving a motor vehicle
  2. An unforeseen event that is not the result of intention or has no apparent cause:
  3. An unexpected and undesirable event, especially one resulting in damage or harm:
Either of the two flattened fins of a whale's tail.
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  1. Either of the two flattened fins of a whale's tail.
  2. (Games) An accidentally good or successful stroke in billiards or pool.
  3. (Informal) A result, esp. a successful one, brought about by accident; stroke of luck
The quality or condition of being fortuitous.
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  1. The quality or condition of being fortuitous.
  2. A chance occurrence or event.
  3. (Countable) A fortuitous event; an accident
Fortune; chance.
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  1. Fortune; chance.
  2. Chance; luck; lot
  3. An occurrence or happening, esp. an unfortunate one
(Uncountable) The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance.
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  1. (Uncountable) The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance.
  2. (Countable) A chance or random event or circumstance.
(Sports) An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course.
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  1. (Sports) An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course.
  2. A chance of being injured or harmed:
  3. (Archaic) Chance or an accident.
The beginning or emergence of something:
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  1. The beginning or emergence of something:
  2. The opening shot in a game of pocket billiards, in which the cue ball must come into contact with at least one ball in the rack; often, a shot that scatters the racked balls
  3. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
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  1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  2. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
  3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
An unfilled position or office for which a person is wanted
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  1. An unfilled position or office for which a person is wanted
  2. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
  3. A favorable chance or occasion; opportunity
  1. A chance for advancement, progress or profit.
  2. A combination of circumstances favorable for the purpose; fit time
  3. A favorable circumstance or occasion.
A single continuous recording made with a movie camera.
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  1. A single continuous recording made with a movie camera.
  2. A single pellet of this kind
  3. A small amount given or applied at one time:
An act or undertaking of uncertain outcome; a risk:
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  1. An act or undertaking of uncertain outcome; a risk:
  2. An act or undertaking involving risk of a loss
  3. A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
Risk or danger:
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  1. Risk or danger:
  2. (Sports) An obstacle, such as a sand trap, found on a golf course.
  3. Risk; peril; danger; jeopardy
Liability for injury, loss, or damage, by statute placed upon the manufacturer rather than the consumer, should it happen from normal use of a product.
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  1. Liability for injury, loss, or damage, by statute placed upon the manufacturer rather than the consumer, should it happen from normal use of a product.
  2. One considered with respect to the possibility of loss:
  3. A person or thing with reference to the risk involved in providing insurance
To happen to:
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  1. To happen to:
  2. To come to pass; happen; occur
  3. To happen to
To cover, as with extra bedclothes
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  1. To cover, as with extra bedclothes
  2. To occur by chance; happen
  3. To happen.
To come about as a consequence; result:
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  1. To come about as a consequence; result:
  2. To have the fortune (to be or do something); be in a situation or position (to be or do something):
  3. To come to pass:
To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
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  1. To venture upon; to run the risk of; to dare.
  2. To put in danger; risk; venture
  3. To risk or hazard; jeopard; venture.
To venture (something):
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  1. To venture (something):
  2. To attempt or venture
  3. To expose to danger or risk.
To expose to the chance of injury, damage, or loss; hazard
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  1. To expose to the chance of injury, damage, or loss; hazard
  2. To incur the risk of:
  3. To incur the risk of
To proceed despite possible danger or risk:
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  1. To proceed despite possible danger or risk:
  2. To express at the risk of denial, criticism, or censure:
  3. To undertake the risk of; brave
Being an animal, especially a bird, that has strayed beyond its normal range.
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  1. Being an animal, especially a bird, that has strayed beyond its normal range.
  2. Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental
  3. Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous
Occurring at irregular or infrequent intervals; occasional:
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  1. Occurring at irregular or infrequent intervals; occasional:
  2. Employed on an irregular basis:
  3. Unpremeditated or offhand:
That may or may not happen; possible
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  1. That may or may not happen; possible
  2. (Logic) True only under certain conditions or in certain contexts; not always or necessarily true
  3. Dependent upon a future event or circumstance that is not certain to happen. See also vested.
Alternative spelling of flukey.
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  1. Alternative spelling of flukey.
  2. Constantly changing; uncertain; fitful
  3. Resulting from chance rather than skill or design; lucky
Happening by accident or chance.
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  1. Happening by accident or chance.
  2. Resulting in good fortune; lucky.
Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent:
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  1. Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent:
  2. Not deliberate or considered; unintentional:
  3. Not intentional; not on purpose; not conscious
Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination:
  2. Small in amount:
  3. Not the usual, regular, habitual, accounted for, etc.; occasional; incidental
Occurring randomly or sporadically.
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  1. Occurring randomly or sporadically.
  2. Lacking direct relevance; random; incidental
  3. Passing from one thing to another in an aimless way; disconnected; not methodical
Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance.
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  1. Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance.
  2. Not planned; random
  3. Random; chaotic; incomplete; not thorough, constant, or consistent
  1. Inconsistent; unpredictable; erratic.
  2. Marked by a lack of care, accuracy, or organization; random.
  3. Haphazard; random
Not discriminating; not making careful choices or distinctions
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  1. Not discriminating; not making careful choices or distinctions
  2. Not making or based on careful distinctions; unselective:
  3. Random; haphazard:
(Statistics) Of statistical sample selection in which all possible samples have equal probability of selection
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  1. (Statistics) Of statistical sample selection in which all possible samples have equal probability of selection
  2. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective:
  3. Relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
Made, paid, or delivered immediately:
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  1. Made, paid, or delivered immediately:
  2. Presented between major radio or television programs:
  3. Involving random or selective instances or actions:
  1. Unintentional; not intended
  2. Having no particular purpose, organization, or structure; random.
  3. Not thought out or prepared in advance; spontaneous:
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