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fall
British English: /fɔːl/
American English: /fɔl/

Translation of fall in Italian:

noun

  • 2
    (in temperature, shares, production, demand, quality, popularity) in di
    (more drastic) in di
    the pound has suffered a sharp fall, a slight fall
    la sterlina ha subito un forte, un leggero ribasso
    a fall in value
    un deprezzamento
    to have a fall of 10% to 125
    arrivare a 125 con un ribasso del 10%
  • 4fall from grace o favour
    caduta in disgrazia, perdita del favore
    the Fall (Religion)
    la caduta (di Adamo)

also: falls plural noun

intransitive verb pass. fell p.pass. fallen

  • 5 [figurative] (descend)
    (darkness, night, beam, silence, gaze) on su
    (blame) on su
    (shadow) over su
    suspicion fell on her husband
    i sospetti sono caduti su suo marito
  • 7 (be incumbent on) See examples:it falls to somebody to do
    tocca a qualcuno fare
  • 8 (throw oneself) See examples:to fall into bed, into a chair
    lasciarsi cadere nel, crollare sul letto, su una sedia
    to fall to o on one's knees to fall at somebody's feet
    gettarsi, cadere ai piedi di qualcuno
    to fall into somebody's, each other's arms
    cadere nelle braccia di qualcuno, l'uno dell'altro
    to fall on each other
    abbracciarsi o cadere nelle braccia l'uno dell'altro
    to fall on somebody's neck
    gettarsi al collo di qualcuno
  • 10 (become) See examples:to fall ill
    ammalarsi o cadere malato
    to fall asleep
    addormentarsi
    to fall silent
    (room)
    farsi silenzioso
    (person)
    to fall in love with
    innamorarsi di

Idioms

did he fall or was he pushed?

[humorous]
= l'ha fatto di sua spontanea volontà o è stato obbligato?

the bigger you are o the higher you climb, the harder you fall

più sali in alto (nella scala sociale), più ti fai male quando cadi

to stand or fall on something

= farsi giudicare in base a qualcosa, dipendere da qualcosa

Phrasal verbs

fall about

(British English) [informal]to fall about (laughing o with laughter)

fall apart

1
(bike, car, table)
(shoes)
rompersi
2
(marriage, country)
3 [informal]

fall away

1
(paint, plaster)
staccarsi
from da
2
(ground) to verso
3 (demand, support, numbers)

fall back

(Military) to su

fall back on:

fall back on [something]
fare ricorso, ricorrere a
(savings, parents, old method)
to have something to fall back on
avere qualcosa a cui fare ricorso o avere un'ultima risorsa

fall behind:

1 fall behind (runner, country, student, work)
rimanere indietro
to fall behind with (British English) , o in (American English)
rimanere indietro con
(work, project)
rimanere indietro, essere in ritardo, in arretrato con
(payments, rent, correspondence)
2 fall behind [something, somebody]
farsi, lasciarsi superare da
(horses, classmates, competitors)

fall down

1
(person, child, tree, poster)
(tent, wall, house, scaffolding)
this whole place is falling down
questo posto sta cadendo a pezzi
2 (British English) [figurative] (argument, comparison, plan)
non reggere
where he falls down is…
il suo punto debole è…, si dimostra inadeguato quando…
to fall down on
(detail, question, obstacle)
to fall down on a promise, on the job

fall for:

1 fall for [something]
cascare in
(trick)
abboccare a
(story)
2 fall for [somebody]
prendersi una cotta per
(person)

fall in

1 (sides, walls, roof) 2 (Military) fall in!
adunata! in riga!

fall in with:

fall in with [something, somebody] 1.1 (get involved with)
unirsi a, mettersi a frequentare
(group)
to fall in with a bad crowd
1.2 (go along with)
adeguarsi a
(timetable, plans, action)
1.3 (be consistent with)
(expectations, concerns)

fall off

1
(person, leaf, hat)
(label)
staccarsi
2 [figurative]
(attendance, takings, sales, output, enthusiasm, support, interest)
(standard, quality)
(curve on graph)

fall on:

1 fall on [something]
gettarsi su
(food, treasure)
2 fall on [somebody]

fall open

(book)
aprirsi (casualmente)
(robe)
aprirsi

fall out

1 (page, contact lens) his hair, tooth fell out
gli sono caduti i capelli, gli è caduto un dente
2 (Military) (soldiers) fall out! 3 [informal] (quarrel) to fall out with somebody (quarrel)
litigare con qualcuno
4 (British English) (turn out) it fell out that…
è successo che…

fall over:

1 fall over
(object)
cadere a terra, rovesciarsi
2 fall over [something]
inciampare su
(object)
to fall over oneself to help somebody [informal]
farsi in quattro per aiutare qualcuno
people were falling over themselves to buy shares
la gente faceva a pugni per comprare le azioni

fall through

fall to:

1 fall to 2 fall to doing
rimettersi, ricominciare a fare

fall upon

fall on:

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