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fall British & World English

Move from a higher to a lower level, typically rapidly and without control

fall English Thesaurus

bombers screamed above and bombs began to fall

bend over backwards British & World English

Make every effort to achieve something, especially to be fair or helpful

land on one's feet British & World English

Have good luck or success

let something drop British & World English

Casually reveal a piece of information

slip through the net British & World English

Escape from or be missed by something intended to catch or deal with one

go down like ninepins British & World English

Succumb in large numbers or with little resistance

come to pieces British & World English

Break into parts or become damaged

come apart at the seams British & World English

(Of a person or system) be in a very poor condition and near to collapse

fall in British & World English

Take one’s place in a military formation

fall on British & World English

Attack fiercely or unexpectedly

fall to British & World English

(Of a task) become the duty or responsibility of

dog-fall British & World English

A fall in which wrestlers touch the ground together

fall back British & World English

Move or turn back; retreat

fall down British & World English

Be inadequate or unsuccessful; fail

fall for British & World English

Fall in love with

fall out British & World English

(Of the hair, teeth, etc.) become detached and drop out

fall line British & World English

The route leading straight down any particular part of a slope

fall-off British & World English

A decrease in something

fall flat British & World English

Fail completely to produce the intended or expected effect

free fall British & World English

Downward movement under the force of gravity only

leaf-fall British & World English

The shedding of leaves by a plant

let fall British & World English

Draw (a perpendicular) from an outside point to a line

break-fall British & World English

(In martial arts) a controlled fall in which most of the impact is absorbed by the arms or legs

fall short British & World English

(Of a missile) fail to reach its target

fall about British & World English

Laugh uncontrollably

fall apart British & World English

Break up, come apart, or disintegrate

fall behind British & World English

Fail to keep up with one’s competitors

Fall River British & World English

An industrial city in southeastern Massachusetts, a longtime textile center that is also associated with the Lizzie Borden legend; population 90,931 (est. 2008)

tackle fall British & World English

A rope for applying force to the blocks of a tackle

fall through British & World English

Come to nothing; fail

Fall Classic British & World English

A nickname for the World Series

fall foul of British & World English

Come into conflict with

fall in line British & World English

Conform with others

fall back on British & World English

Have recourse to when in difficulty

fall in with British & World English

Meet by chance and become involved with

fall prey to British & World English

Be hunted and killed by (an animal)

take the fall British & World English

Incur blame or punishment in the place of another person

fall into step British & World English

Change the way one is walking so that one is walking in step with another person

fall victim to British & World English

Be hurt, killed, damaged, or destroyed by

fall off in fall British & World English

Become detached and drop to the ground

fall into place British & World English

(Of a series of events or facts) begin to make sense

fall over in fall British & World English

(Of computer hardware or software) stop working suddenly; crash

fall away in fall British & World English

(In sport) play less well

fall on deaf ears British & World English

(Of a statement or request) be ignored

fall to one's knees British & World English

Assume a kneeling position

fall on one's sword British & World English

Assume responsibility or blame on behalf of other people, especially by resigning from a position

asleep British & World English

In or into a state of sleep


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