Translation of fall in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (tumble) to take a fallsufrir una caídaI broke my leg in the fall
caerseme rompí la pierna al caermeto head o (esp (American English) ) ride for a fallir 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) a fall in somethinga fall in temperatureun descenso de temperaturas or de la temperaturaa fall in pricesuna bajada or caída de preciosa fall in demand/outputuna disminución or caída de la demanda/producción
- 4 countable 4.1 (loss of status) the Fall (of Man) (Bible)la caída (de Adán)Example sentences4.2 (defeat, capture) the fall of the dictator
la caída del dictadorExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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) catarata (feminine)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 river
caerseme caí al ríohe fell into bed/a chairse dejó caer en la cama/en una sillashe fell into his arms to fall downstairscaerse por la escaleraI fell out of bed last nightanoche me caí de la camahe fell to his kneescayó de rodillashe fell back into the chairse echó hacia atrás en la sillashe fell under a bus/trainla atropelló un autobús/trenI fell over a piece of woodtropecé con un trozo de maderathe house is so small, we are falling over each otherla casa es tan pequeña que estamos unos encima de otrosto fall foul of somebody/somethinghe fell foul of the lawtuvo problemas con la leyyou'd better not fall foul of hermejor no te la pongas en contrathe plan has fallen foul of the new rules on …el plan se ha visto obstaculizado por la nueva normativa sobre …to fall over oneself to +
infinitivedesvivirse por+ infinitivematarse por+ infinitive[colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (from height)
caersea tree has fallen across the roadse ha caído un árbol en medio de la carreterathe knife fell from her handel cuchillo se le cayó de la manotears fell from his eyes to let something fall to let fall a comment/remarkdejar caer un comentario/una observaciónhe fell down the wellse cayó al pozohe fell off his horseExample sentences1.3
- 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.
(dress/drapes) (hang down) caera stray lock of hair fell over her foreheadun mechón le caía sobre la frenteExample sentences1.4 (descend)
- 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.
(night/rain)a sudden hush fell over the crowd
- 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.
caerde repente se hizo el silencio entre la multitudher eye fell on the booksu mirada se detuvo en el libroExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (decrease)(wind)the barometer is falling
amainarel barómetro está bajandosterling fell sharply against the dollarla libra esterlina sufrió un fuerte descenso con respecto al dólarto fall in somebody's estimation o esteemcaer en la estima de alguienhis face fellExample 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)to fall (
tosomebody)(city/country/government)the capital has fallen to the rebels
caer (en manos or en poder de alguien)la capital ha caído en manos or en poder de los rebeldesExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 4 4.1 (pass into specified state) to fall ill o (esp (American English) ) sickcaer or ( (Spain) tb) ponerse enfermoenfermarse (Latin America)to fall silentcallarseto fall vacant
quedarse calladoquedar libreto fall into decayirse deteriorandoto fall into disreputedesprestigiarseto fall into disuse she fell on hard timeslas cosas le empezaron a ir malto fall into enemy handscaer en poder or en manos del enemigoto fall among thievesmeterse en una cueva de ladronesto fall from o out of favorthat idea has fallen out of favor with educationalistsesa idea ha perdido popularidad entre los pedagogosshe's fallen from favor with his familyha caído en desgracia con su familiato fall out of fashionpasarse de moda4.2 (enter) to fall into a trance/comaentrar en trance/comato fall into a trapcaer en una trampashe fell into a deep sleepse durmió profundamentesee also→ prey 2, → victim
- 5 5.1 (land) the stress falls on the first syllableel acento cae or recae sobre la primera sílabaChristmas falls on a Thursday this yeareste año Navidad cae en (un) juevesthe burden will fall on the poorlos pobres serán los que sufrirán la cargawhich heading does it fall under?¿bajo qué acápite va?it falls within/outside the boundariescae dentro/fuera de los límites5.2 (into category) the problems fall into three categorieslos problemas se pueden clasificar en tres tipos diferentes
- 6 (be slain) [formal]caer [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) (British English) [colloquial]
- 1 (slope down)
- 1 (retreat)
- 1 (to the ground)
- 1 (be attracted to)
- 1 (tumble in)
- 1 (meet and join)
- 1 (tumble down from)
- 1 (attack)
- 1 (drop out)
- (fail) the trip to Spain has fallen through
- 1verb + adverb (begin enthusiastically) the food arrived and we fell to with a will
- → fall on
morirse de risa [colloquial]he had us all falling about (laughing) with his jokes
nos tenía a todos muertos de risa con sus chistes [colloquial]
(relationship)the vase fell apart in my hands
irse a pique
irse a pique
el jarrón se me deshizo or se me rompió en las manosthey're letting the house fall apart
están dejando que la casa se venga abajohe just fell apart after her death
quedó deshecho cuando ella murió
(ground)2 (break off)
caer en declive
caer en declive
desprenderse3 (decline, decrease)
(attendance/production)to fall away sharply
irse a pique4 (disappear)
(troops)2 (lose position) the British runner has fallen back
el corredor británico ha perdido terreno or se ha quedado atrásthe share index has fallen back several points
el índice bursátil ha bajado varios enteros
(resources)she had her parents to fall back on
echar mano de
echar mano de
podía recurrir a sus padresthese savings will be something to fall back on in the future
con estos ahorros tendré de qué echar mano en el futuro
rezagarsehe's fallen behind the rest of the class
se ha (quedado) rezagado con respecto al resto de la claseto fall behind
nos habíamos atrasado en los pagosI'm falling behind with the correspondence
se me está acumulando correspondencia atrasada
(house/wall)I fell down the stairs
me caí por la escalerahe fell down on his knees and prayed
se arrodilló y se puso a rezar2 (fail) where the book falls down is in …
donde el libro falla es en …to fall down
fallarI tend to fall down on my biology
donde suelo fallar or donde no estoy muy fuerte es en biología
(man/woman)Gus fell for Hilda in a big way
quedar prendado de
quedar prendado de
Gus se enamoró de Hilda de verdad2 (be deceived by)
(trick/ruse)surely you didn't fall for that old ploy!
¡no te habrás tragado semejante cuento! [colloquial]the poor girl fell for it
la pobre picó or se lo tragó [colloquial]
caerse (a un pozo, al agua etc)2 (collapse)
(roof)3 (form ranks) (Military)
juntarse conshe's fallen in with rather a bad crowd
anda en malas compañías2 (agree with)
(plan/proposal)I'm happy to fall in with whatever you want to do
yo estoy dispuesta a hacer lo que ustedes quieran
(cyclist/rider)2 (break off)
caerse (de una bicicleta, un caballo etc)
caerse (de una bicicleta, un caballo etc)
(handle/knob)3 (become less)
(production/interest/attendance)4 (worsen) to fall off dramatically
dar un gran bajón
tener un gran bajón
pegar un gran bajón [colloquial]
(enemy/victim)he fell on the food as if he hadn't eaten for a week
se abalanzó sobre la comida como si hiciera una semana que no comía2→ fall to 2 2
(hair/tooth)it must have fallen out when you opened the bag
se te debe (de) haber caído cuando abriste la bolsa2 (break ranks) (Military)
romper filasfall out! 3 (quarrel)
pelearseshe had fallen out with her boyfriend
se había peleado con su novio4 (happen) if I had known how things would fall out
había reñido con su novio
había reñido con su novio
si hubiera sabido cómo iban a salir or a resultar las cosas
(person/lamp/stool)to fall over oneself/each other to do somethingthey were falling over themselves to help
se desvivían por ayudarthey are falling over each other to get the contract
están desesperados por conseguir el contrato
el viaje a España ha quedado en la nadaif the sale falls through
si no se concreta la venta
llegó la comida y todos atacamos con ganas [colloquial]they all fell to and finished the work in an hour
todos (se) pusieron manos a la obra y terminaron el trabajo en una hora2verb + preposition + object 2.1 (begin)to fall
ponerse or empezarI fell to thinking about old times
a + infinitive
empecé or me puse a pensar en los viejos tiempos2.2 (be somebody's responsibility) (task/duty)
corresponderle ait falls to me to see that …
me corresponde a mí asegurarme de que …the task fell to Mr Lennox
le tocó or le correspondió al señor Lennox hacerlo
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