Translation of fall in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (tumble) to take a fallI broke my leg in the fallcaerseto head o (especially American English) ride for a fallme rompí la pierna al caermeir camino al desastreExample sentences1.2 (in wrestling)
Example sentences1.3 (descent) the tree broke my fall
- TWO jockeys were hurt in falls and a spectator collapsed in a toilet during a North Yorkshire horse race.
- Mrs Tempest was conscious after the initial fall but later collapsed and was airlifted to Nairobi General Hospital.
- Runs up the ramp may be frantic attempts to escape, but end in falls, collapses and rolling back down.
el árbol frenó mi caídaExample sentences
- He then did a springboard senton but Hart went to count the fall but Kash pulled him out of the ring.
- Monty Brown pinned Sabu in 8: 35 in an Extreme rules match, which meant falls count anywhere.
- A fall from the ring counts as two knockdowns, with three knockdowns resulting in a loss just like a knockout.
- The fall in prices would be greater than the fall not only in their wage rates but also in the overall average of wage rates.
- The dollar suffered its biggest fall against the Yen for more than a year.
- The central bank attributed the steady plunge of the gross national savings rate to a rapid fall of savings in the household sector.
- 2 countable (autumn)(American English)Example sentences
- In the fall, autumn leaves will bring a change of color to the coastline.
- Mating season commonly takes place during the fall and winter seasons, but can occur at any time throughout the year.
- In addition, I'd like to wish everyone a great fall and winter season, and may the weather be good to us.
- 3 countable (decrease) See examples: a fall in somethinga fall in temperaturea fall in pricesun descenso de temperaturas or de la temperaturaa fall in demand/outputuna bajada or caída de preciosuna disminución or caída de la demanda/producción
- 4 countable 4.1 (loss of status) the Fall (of Man) (Bible)4.2 (defeat, capture) the fall of the dictatorla caída (de Adán)la caída del dictadorExample sentences
- Argentina's swift defeat hastened the fall of the military dictatorship and the restoration of democracy.
- The battle between Enigorio and Enigonhahetgea reminds one of the fall of Satan in Christian lore.
- He compared the fall of the Soviet Union to the rise of new media.
- His dramatic exit resolved the paradoxes of his life and arguably saved him a very public decline and fall.
- But Melon subjects the ladies to a graphic account of his decline and fall.
- The decline and fall of a mere meritocrat in a world of privilege is the theme of this novel.
- 5 countable (of snow)Example sentences
- Management decided it was unsafe for miners to continue working as the coalface was hit by falls of rock and debris from the roof, and flooding.
- Councillors branded it ‘diabolical’ blaming KCC for being too slow in dealing with the heavy falls of snow of January 8.
- We awoke this morning, after promises all weekend of disruptive falls of snow, to a tiny white dusting, a little more fell soon after but for now that seems to be it.
- 6also: falls plural(waterfall)(higher)the Niagara FallsExample sentences
- There were other falls, other cascades and exciting spurts of white water in the canyon, and also quiet stretches so clear that each stone lay as if painted on the creek bed.
- The steps are crowned with statues and, again, fountains, which make them a combination of sprouting water and cascading falls.
- With water cascading down from a height of 4,500 ft. and splitting into five smaller falls, the Kempty waterfalls offers a panoramic view.
intransitive verb past tense fell past participle fallen
- 1 1.1 (tumble)(person/animal)I fell in the rivercaersehe fell into bed/a chairme caí al ríoshe fell into his arms to fall downstairsse dejó caer en la cama/en una sillaI fell out of bed last nightcaerse por la escalerahe fell to his kneesanoche me caí de la camahe fell back into the chaircayó de rodillasshe fell under a bus/trainse echó hacia atrás en la sillaI fell over a piece of woodla atropelló un autobús/trenthe house is so small, we are falling over each othertropecé con un trozo de maderato fall foul of somebody/somethinghe fell foul of the lawla casa es tan pequeña que estamos unos encima de otrosyou'd better not fall foul of hertuvo problemas con la leythe plan has fallen foul of the new rules on …mejor no te la pongas en contrato fall over oneself to +el plan se ha visto obstaculizado por la nueva normativa sobre …
infinitive1.2 (from height)desvivirse or [colloquial] matarse por+ infinitivea tree has fallen across the roadcaersethe knife fell from her handse ha caído un árbol en medio de la carreteratears fell from his eyes to let something fall to let fall a comment/remarkel cuchillo se le cayó de la manohe fell down the welldejar caer un comentario/una observaciónhe fell off his horse 1.3se cayó al pozo(dress/drapes) (hang down)a stray lock of hair fell over her foreheadun mechón le caía sobre la frenteExample sentences1.4 (descend)
(night/rain)a sudden hush fell over the crowdher eye fell on the bookde repente se hizo el silencio entre la multitudsu mirada se detuvo en el libroExample sentences
- His braided hair fell down over his shoulders, his eyes were jet black, and he liked to wear a piece of purple silk tied around his hair.
- His long golden hair falls down over his shoulders, and you notice two pointed ears poking out from the golden locks.
- I watched her open up the paper, let the rest of the tobacco fall onto the ground, and then ball up the little bit of paper and flick it.
- He brought his hands down, and she let the bow fall abruptly, surprised at his sudden movement.
- His hand glowed and the gigantic sword fell to the ground, leaving a small indention where it had fallen.
- Three Beanie Baby birthdays have fallen in the last eight days and by tonight when I was being asked to suggest presents for a lobster I confess I was feeling unhelpful.
- Night had fallen again upon the world, letting the world below fall into a gentle slumber.
- As night began to fall, he arrived at a village and all the hotels were full for the night.
- I did not fall or lose my balance or anything else embarrassing, but I was annoyed.
- We'd clasped hands and spun around, but I'd fallen off balance and crashed into the table.
- Thrown off balance, the boy fell with a splash, just as the bullet whizzed past his head.
- 2 (decrease)(wind)the barometer is fallingsterling fell sharply against the dollarel barómetro está bajandoto fall in somebody's estimation o esteemla libra esterlina sufrió un fuerte descenso con respecto al dólarhis face fellcaer en la estima de alguienExample sentences
- If the Footsie fell by the same amount it would have gone below 3,000.
- Within the whole sample, depression scores fell by a similar amount in both groups at two and four months.
- Unemployment reached the highest levels since the 1930s. Wages fell by the greatest amount in a century.
- 3 (be captured, defeated) See examples:to fall (
tosomebody)(city/country/government)the capital has fallen to the rebelsla capital ha caído en manos or en poder de los rebeldesExample sentences
- When the town fell to the epidemic of vampirism that swept the world, it must have fallen quickly.
- Despite the efforts of Washington's regulars and the massed militia, New York and its strategic harbor fell to the enemy in September 1776. ...
- Damar becomes even more angry, when he learns that Septimus III has fallen to the enemy, even though Weyoun had promised to "deal" with the situation.
- Napoleon III fell from power and in 1870, Hugo witnessed the siege of Paris.
- Where were you on the day Margaret Thatcher fell from power?
- Ties had been strained after the Khmer Rouge fell from power in 1979, but warmed again in the mid-1990s.
- 4 4.1 (pass into specified state) See examples: to fall ill o (especially American English) sickto fall silentcaer or (in Spain also) ponerse enfermoenfermarse (Latin America)to fall vacantcallarsequedarse calladoto fall into decayquedar libreto fall into disreputeirse deteriorandoto fall into disuse she fell on hard timesdesprestigiarseto fall into enemy handslas cosas le empezaron a ir malto fall among thievescaer en poder or en manos del enemigoto fall from o out of favorthat idea has fallen out of favor with educationalistsmeterse en una cueva de ladronesshe's fallen from favor with his familyesa idea ha perdido popularidad entre los pedagogosto fall out of fashionha caído en desgracia con su familia4.2 (enter) See examples: to fall into a trance/comapasarse de modato fall into a trapentrar en trance/comashe fell into a deep sleepcaer en una trampasee also → prey 2, → victimse durmió profundamente
- 5 5.1 (land) See examples: the stress falls on the first syllableChristmas falls on a Thursday this yearel acento cae or recae sobre la primera sílabathe burden will fall on the pooreste año Navidad cae en (un) jueveswhich heading does it fall under?los pobres serán los que sufrirán la cargait falls within/outside the boundaries¿bajo qué acápite va?5.2 (into category) See examples: the problems fall into three categoriescae dentro/fuera de los límiteslos problemas se pueden clasificar en tres tipos diferentes
- 6 (be slain) [formal]Example sentences
- On this Memorial Day as we honor those who have fallen in battle in service of their country let us pray to whatever higher force in which we believe or hope that the dying stops.
- That uniform is stained with the noble blood of those who've fallen in battle for their country.
- The General was said to be battered and bruised, but was not one of the unfortunate 420000 who fell during the battle.
- (laugh uproariously)
- 1.1 (slope down)
- 1.1 (retreat)
- 1.1 (to the ground)
- 1.1 (be attracted to)
- 1.1 (tumble in)
- 1.1 (meet and join)
- 1.1 (tumble down from)
- 1.1 (attack)
- 1.1 (drop out)
- (fail) See examples: the trip to Spain has fallen through
- 1verb + adverb (begin enthusiastically) See examples: the food arrived and we fell to with a will
- → fall on
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