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fall

Pronunciation: /fɔːl/

Translation of fall in French:

n

  • 1 [gen], chute (f) (from de); (in wrestling) tombé (m)

npl (falls)

  • chutes (fpl)

vi (prét fell pp, fallen)

  • 1 [gen], tomber (from, off, out of de dans) (into dans) to fall 10 metres tomber de 10 mètres to fall down tomber dans [hole, stairs] to fall on or to the floor or the ground tomber par terre to fall at sb's feet se jeter aux pieds de qn to fall from power tomber
  • 2 [quality, standard, level] diminuer; [temperature, price, production, number] baisser (by de) to fall to/from descendre à/de

Phrasal verbs

fall apart

[bike, table] être délabré/-e; [shoes] être usé/-e; [car, house] tomber en ruine 1.1 [country] se désagréger; [person] craquer [fam]

fall back

reculer; [Mil] se replier

fall back on

avoir recours à [savings, parents]

fall behind

prendre du retard to fall behind with (BrE) or in (AmE) prendre du retard dans [work, project] être en retard pour [payments, rent]

fall down

[person, poster] tomber; [tent, scaffolding] s'effondrer 1.1 (BrE) [argument, comparison] faiblir

fall for

fall for [sth] se laisser prendre à [trick, story]
fall for [sb] tomber amoureux/-euse de

fall in

[walls, roof] s'écrouler, s'effondrer 1.1 [soldiers] former les rangs

fall off

[person, hat, label] tomber 1.1 [attendance, sales, output] diminuer; [quality] baisser; [support] retomber

fall open

[book] tomber ouvert/-e; [robe] s'entrebâiller

fall out

tomber his hair is falling out il perd ses cheveux 1.1 (quarrel) se brouiller (over à propos de avec) (with avec)

fall over

fall over [person] tomber (par terre); [object] se renverser
fall over [sth] trébucher sur [object]

fall through

[plans, deal] échouer

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