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chance /tʃɑ:ns/
  • danh từ
    • sự may rủi, sự tình cờ
      • by chance: tình cờ, ngẫu nhiên
    • sự có thể, sự có khả năng, khả năng có thể
      • the chances are against such an attempt: có khả năng là sự cố gắng ấy sẽ không thành công
      • he has a chance of winning the prize: anh ta có thể đoạt giải
    • cơ hội
      • the chance of a lifetime: cơ hội nghìn năm có một
      • to stand a good chance: được cơ hội thuận tiện
      • to lose a chance: bỏ lỡ cơ hội
    • số phận
      • to take one's chance: phó mặc số phận, đành liều xem sao
    • on the chance
      • may ra có thể
    • I'll call at his house on the chance of seeing him before he leaves home: tôi sẽ lại nhà hắn may ra có thể gặp hắn trước khi hắn đi
    • the main chance
      • cơ hội làm giàu, cơ hội để phất
    • the capitalist always has an eye to the main chance: nhà tư bản luôn luôn tìm cơ hội để phất
  • tính từ
    • tình cờ, ngẫu nhiên
      • there is a chance likeness between the two boys, but thay are not brothers: hai đứa trẻ tình cờ giống nhau nhưng chúng không phải là anh em
  • động từ
    • tình cờ, ngẫu nhiên, may mà
      • to chance to meet someone: tình cờ gặp lại ai
      • it chanced that my friend was at home when I came: may mà bạn tôi lại có nhà lúc tôi đến
    • (thông tục) liều, đánh liều
      • let us chance it: chúng ta cứ liều
    • to chance upon
      • tình cờ mà tìm thấy, tình cờ mà gặp
    • to chance one's arm
      • (thông tục) liều làm mà thành công
    • to chance one's luck
      • cầu may
Concise Dictionary
chances|chanced|chancingtʃɑːns
noun
+a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
+an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
+a risk involving danger
+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 possibility of future success
verb
+be the case by chance
+take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
+come upon, as if by accident; meet with
adj.
+occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 fortune, luck, fate:
We met, as chance would have it, at the supermarket. Life is but a game of chance for those who cannot control their destiny.
2 opportunity, time, turn; occasion:
You have had your chance to return the money, now it is too late.
3 Also, chances. likelihood, probability, prospect, odds, certainty, predictability; conceivability, possibility:
Chances are that he'll be late. The chance of winning the lottery is pretty remote.
4 Also, chances. risk, speculation, gamble:
You are taking a chance going out there without a weapon. I'll take my chances.
5 by chance.
(a) accidentally, unintentionally, inadvertently:
By chance the witness saw him talking to the suspect.
(b) perhaps, maybe, possibly, conceivably:
Have you by chance a match?
adj.
6 casual, incidental, accidental, unintentional, inadvertent; unplanned, unpremeditated, unexpected, unforeseen; unlooked-for:
The affair began with a chance meeting at a pub.
v.
7 happen; occur, come to pass, take place, come about; befall, betide:
We chanced to see him jogging in the park. It chanced that a passer-by called the police.
8 risk, hazard; imperil, endanger, jeopardize, stake, bet, wager:
Few would chance severe penalties or jail by lying on a tax return. Don't chance everything you've worked for!
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb, adjective
+ noun
1 [C, U] ~ of doing sth
~ that ...
~ of sth happening
~ of sth a possibility of sth happening, especially sth that you want: Is there any chance of getting tickets for tonight? + She has only a slim chance of passing the exam. + There's a slight chance that he'll be back in time. + There is no chance that he will change his mind. + What chance is there of anybody being found alive? + Nowadays a premature baby has a very good chance of survival. + The operation has a fifty-fifty chance of success. + The chances are a million to one against being struck by lightning. + an outside chance (= a very small one) - POSSIBILITY
2 [C] ~ (of sth)
~ (to do sth)
~ (for sb to do sth) a suitable time or situation when you have the opportunity to do sth: We won't get another chance of a holiday this year. + Please give me a chance to explain. + It was the chance she had been waiting for. + There will be a chance for parents to look around the school. + Jeff deceived me once already-I won't give him a second chance. + This is your big chance (= opportunity for success). + Tonight is your last chance to catch the play at your local theatre.
3 [C] an unpleasant or dangerous possibility: When installing electrical equipment don't take any chances. A mistake could kill. + The car might break down but that's a chance we'll have to take.
4 [U] the way that some things happen without any cause that you can see or understand
Synonym: LUCK
I met her by chance (= without planning to) at the airport. + Chess is not a game of chance. + It was pure chance that we were both there. + We'll plan everything very carefully and leave nothing to chance.
Idioms: as chance would have it happening in a way that was lucky, although it was not planned: As chance would have it, John was going to London too, so I went with him.
by any chance used especially in questions, to ask whether sth is true, possible, etc: Are you in love with him, by any chance?
the chances are (that) ... (informal) it is likely that ...: The chances are you won't have to pay.
chance would be a fine thing (BrE, spoken) people say chance would be a fine thing to show that they would like to do or have the thing that sb has mentioned, but that they do not think that it is very likely
give sb/sth half a chance to give sb/sth some opportunity to do sth: That dog will give you a nasty bite, given half a chance.
no chance (spoken) there is no possibility: 'Do you think he'll do it?' 'No chance.'
on the off chance (that) because of the possibility of sth happening, although it is unlikely: I didn't think you'd be at home but I just called by on the off chance.
stand a chance (of doing sth) to have the possibility of succeeding or achieving sth: The driver didn't stand a chance of stopping in time.
take a chance (on sth) to decide to do sth, knowing that it might be the wrong choice: We took a chance on the weather and planned to have the party outside.
take your chances to take a risk or to use the opportunities that you have and hope that things will happen in the way that you want: He took his chances and jumped into the water.
more at CAT, DOG n., EVEN adj., EYE n., FAT adj., FIGHT v., SNOWBALL n., SPORTING
+ verb
1 (informal) to risk sth, although you know the result may not be successful: [VN] She was chancing her luck driving without a licence. + 'Take an umbrella.' 'No, I'll chance it' (= take the risk that it may rain). + [V -ing] I stayed hidden; I couldn't chance coming out.
2 (written or formal) to happen or to do sth by chance: [V to inf] If I do chance to find out where she is, I'll inform you immediately. + They chanced to be staying at the same hotel. + [V (that)] It chanced (that) they were staying at the same hotel.
Idioms: chance your arm (BrE, informal) to take a risk although you will probably fail
Phrasal Verbs: chance on / upon sb/sth (formal) to find or meet sb/sth unexpectedly or by chance: One day he chanced upon Emma's diary and began reading it.
+ adjective [only before noun] not planned: a chance meeting / encounter
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 possibility

ADJ.

excellent, good, high, strong | fair, fighting, sporting, realistic, reasonable
There's a fair chance that nobody will come to the talk.
| little, the merest, million-to-one, minimal, outside, slender, slim, slight
There was only a million-to-one chance of it happening. As long as there is an outside chance, we will go for it.
| fifty-fifty, one-in-three, -four, etc., 10, 20, etc. per cent
They have a 90 per cent chance of success.
| survival
What are his survival chances?
| election, electoral

VERB + CHANCE

give sb
The doctors gave him (= said that he had )little chance of surviving the night.
| be in with, have, stand
After a poor start, they are now in with a chance of winning the league. He doesn't stand a chance of winning against such an experienced player.
| assess, rate
How do you rate our chances of finding her?
| fancy
I don't fancy our chances of getting there on time.
| boost, enhance, improve, increase, maximize | compromise, jeopardize, lessen, minimize, prejudice, reduce, ruin, scupper, spoil

PREP.

by any ~
Are you by any chance Mr Ludd?
| ~ of
The missing climber's chances of survival are slim.

PHRASES

fat chance
(informal) Fat chance (= there is no chance)of him helping you!
| have every chance
She has every chance of passing the exam if she works hard.
| no chance!
‘Will he lend us his car?’ ‘No chance!’
| on the off chance
(= just in case)I rang the firm just on the off chance that they might have a vacancy.

2 opportunity

ADJ.

fair, good, great, ideal, wonderful
She played left-handed to give her opponent a fair chance. This is the ideal chance for him to show his ability.
| big
This is your big chance?grab it with both hands.
| once-in-a-lifetime | last, second
The teacher gave her one last chance to prove she could behave. There are no second chances in this business.
| educational, life
The new college is intended to improve the life chances of children in the inner city.
| clear, clear-cut, scoring
(sport)

QUANT.

element
There is always an element of chance in buying a used car.

VERB + CHANCE

get, have
I finally had the chance to meet my hero.
| deserve
He deserves the chance to give his side of the story.
| welcome
I would welcome the chance to give my opinion.
| give sb, offer (sb), provide (sb with) | deny sb
No child should be denied the chance of growing up in a family.
| wait for | create, make
(sport) The team created several clear chances but failed to score.
| spot
She spotted her chance of making a quick profit.
| grab, grasp, jump at, seize, take
Travis had left the door open?she seized her chance and was through it like a shot. Take every chance that comes your way.
| blow, miss, pass up, squander, throw away, turn down, waste
They blew their chance to go second in the league. I wouldn't pass up the chance of working for them.

CHANCE + VERB

arise, come up, come your way
When the chance came up to go to Paris, she jumped at it.

PHRASES

given the chance
Given the chance, I'd stop work tomorrow.
| half a chance
The dog always runs off when it gets half a chance.
| let a chance slip (by)
If she let this chance slip, she would regret it for the rest of her life.

3 risk

VERB + CHANCE

take
The guide book didn't mention the hotel, but we decided to take a chance.

PREP.

~ on
The manager took a chance on the young goalkeeper.
| ~ with
The police were taking no chances with the protesters.

4 luck/fortune

ADJ.

pure, sheer | happy, lucky
By a happy chance he bumped into an old friend on the plane.
| unlucky

VERB + CHANCE

leave sth to
Leaving nothing to chance, he delivered the letter himself.

PREP.

by ~
The police came upon the hideout purely by chance.
| due to ~
The results could simply be due to chance.
| through ~
I got most answers right through sheer chance.

PHRASES

a game of chance
Chess is not a game of chance.
| take your chances
(= take a risk in the hope that things will turn out well)He took his chances and jumped into the water.



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