- 1 c 1.1 (tumble) caída (f) to take a fall sufrir una caída, caerse* I broke my leg in the fall me rompí la pierna al caerme to head o (esp AmE) ride for a fall ir* camino al desastreMore example sentences1.2 (in wrestling) caída (f)
More example sentences1.3 (descent) caída (f) the tree broke my fall el árbol frenó mi caída
- 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.
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- 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 c (autumn) (AmE) otoño (m)More 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 c (decrease) a fall in sth a fall in temperature un descenso de temperaturas or de la temperatura a fall in prices una bajada or caída de precios a fall in demand/output una disminución or caída de la demanda/producción
- 4 c 4.1 (loss of status) caída (f) the Fall (of Man) [Bib] la caída (de Adán) 4.2 (defeat, capture) caída (f) the fall of the dictator la caída del dictadorMore example sentences
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- 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 c (of snow) nevada (f); (of rocks) desprendimiento (m), derrumbe (m)More 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.
- 6(falls pl)(waterfall) cascada (f), caída (f) de agua; (higher) catarata (f) the Niagara Falls las cataratas del NiágaraMore example 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.
Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province.
vi (past fell past p, fallen)
- 1 1.1 (tumble) [person/animal] caerse* I fell in the river me caí al río he fell into bed/a chair se dejó caer en la cama/en una silla she fell into his arms se echó en sus brazos to fall downstairs caerse* por la escalera I fell out of bed last night anoche me caí de la cama he fell to his knees cayó de rodillas he fell back into the chair se echó hacia atrás en la silla she fell under a bus/train la atropelló un autobús/tren I fell over a piece of wood tropecé con un trozo de madera the house is so small, we are falling over each other la casa es tan pequeña que estamos unos encima de otros to fall foul of sb/sth he fell foul of the law tuvo problemas con la ley you'd better not fall foul of her mejor no te la pongas en contra the 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 +
infdesvivirse or [familiar/colloquial] matarse por+ infMore example sentences1.2 (from height) caerse* a tree has fallen across the road se ha caído un árbol en medio de la carretera the knife fell from her hand el cuchillo se le cayó de la mano tears fell from his eyes le caían lágrimas de los ojos to let sth fall dejar caer algo to let fall a comment/remark dejar caer un comentario/una observación he fell down the well se cayó al pozo he fell off his horse se cayó del caballo 1.3 [dress/drapes] (hang down) caer* a stray lock of hair fell over her forehead un mechón le caía sobre la frente
More example sentences1.4 (descend) [night/rain] caer* a sudden hush fell over the crowd de repente se hizo el silencio entre la multitud her eye fell on the book su mirada se detuvo en el libro
- 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.
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- 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.
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- 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.
- 2 (decrease) [temperature] bajar, descender* [formal]; [price] bajar, caer*; [wind] amainar the barometer is falling el barómetro está bajando sterling fell sharply against the dollar la libra esterlina sufrió un fuerte descenso con respecto al dólar to fall in sb's estimation o esteem caer* en la estima de algn his face fell puso cara largaMore example 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 (
tosb) [city/country/government] caer* (en manos or en poder de algn) the capital has fallen to the rebels la capital ha caído en manos or en poder de los rebeldesMore example sentences
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- 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) to fall ill o (esp AmE) sick caer* or (Esp tb) ponerse* enfermo, enfermarse (AmL) to fall silent callarse, quedarse callado to fall vacant quedar libre to fall into decay irse* deteriorando to fall into disrepute desprestigiarse to fall into disuse caer* en desuso she fell on hard times las cosas le empezaron a ir mal to fall into enemy hands caer* en poder or en manos del enemigo to fall among thieves meterse en una cueva de ladrones to fall from o out of favor that idea has fallen out of favor with educationalists esa idea ha perdido popularidad entre los pedagogos she's fallen from favor with his family ha caído en desgracia con su familia to fall out of fashion pasarse de moda 4.2 (enter) to fall into a trance/coma entrar en trance/coma to fall into a trap caer* en una trampa she fell into a deep sleep se durmió profundamente see also prey 2, victim
- 5 5.1 (land) the stress falls on the first syllable el acento cae or recae sobre la primera sílaba Christmas falls on a Thursday this year este año Navidad cae en (un) jueves the burden will fall on the poor los pobres serán los que sufrirán la carga which heading does it fall under? ¿bajo qué acápite va? it falls within/outside the boundaries cae dentro/fuera de los límites 5.2 (into category) the problems fall into three categories los problemas se pueden clasificar en tres tipos diferentes
- 6 (be slain) [formal] caer* [formal]More 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.
fall aboutfall around v + adv
fall apartv + adv
- [clothing] deshacerse*; [system] venirse* abajo, desmoronarse; [relationship] irse* a pique, fracasar the vase fell apart in my hands el jarrón se me deshizo or se me rompió en las manos they're letting the house fall apart están dejando que la casa se venga abajo he just fell apart after her death quedó deshecho cuando ella murió
fall awayv + adv
fall backv + adv
- 1.1 (retreat) [troops] replegarse* 1.2 (lose position) the British runner has fallen back el corredor británico ha perdido terreno or se ha quedado atrás the share index has fallen back several points el índice bursátil ha bajado varios enteros
fall back onv + adv + prep + o
fall behindv + adv, v + prep + o
- rezagarse*, quedarse atrás he's fallen behind the rest of the class se ha (quedado) rezagado con respecto al resto de la claseto fall behind
withsth we'd fallen behind with the payments nos habíamos atrasado en los pagos I'm falling behind with the correspondence se me está acumulando correspondencia atrasada
fall downv + adv
- 1.1 (to the ground) [person/tree/picture] caerse*; [house/wall] venirse* abajo, derrumbarse I fell down the stairs me caí por la escalera he fell down on his knees and prayed se arrodilló y se puso a rezar 1.2 (fail) [plan] fracasar, fallar where the book falls down is in … donde el libro falla es en … to fall down
onsth (BrE) fallar enalgo I tend to fall down on my biology donde suelo fallar or donde no estoy muy fuerte es en biología
fall forv + prep + o
- 1.1 (be attracted to) [man/woman] enamorarse de, quedar prendado de Gus fell for Hilda in a big way Gus se enamoró de Hilda de verdad 1.2 (be deceived by) [trick/ruse] tragarse* [familiar/colloquial] surely you didn't fall for that old ploy! ¡no te habrás tragado semejante cuento! [familiar/colloquial] the poor girl fell for it la pobre picó or se lo tragó [familiar/colloquial]
fall inv + adv
fall in withv + adv + prep + o
- 1.1 (meet and join) juntarse con she's fallen in with rather a bad crowd anda en malas compañías 1.2 (agree with) [plan/proposal] aceptar I'm happy to fall in with whatever you want to do yo estoy dispuesta a hacer lo que ustedes quieran
fall offv + adv
- 1.1 (tumble down from) [cyclist/rider] caerse* (de una bicicleta, un caballo etc) 1.2 (break off) [button] caerse*; [handle/knob] caerse*, soltarse* 1.3 (become less) [production/interest/attendance] decaer* 1.4 (worsen) [quality/service] empeorar, decaer* to fall off dramatically dar* or tener* or [familiar/colloquial] pegar* un gran bajón
fall onv + prep + o
fall outv + adv
- 1.1 (drop out) [hair/tooth] caerse* it must have fallen out when you opened the bag se te debe (de) haber caído cuando abriste la bolsa 1.2 (break ranks) [Mil] romper* filas fall out! ¡rompan filas! 1.3 (quarrel) pelearse, reñir* she had fallen out with her boyfriend se había peleado con su novio, había reñido con su novio 1.4 (happen) salir*, resultar if I had known how things would fall out si hubiera sabido cómo iban a salir or a resultar las cosas
fall overv + adv
- [person/lamp/stool] caerse* to fall over oneself/each other to do sth they were falling over themselves to help se desvivían por ayudar they are falling over each other to get the contract están desesperados por conseguir el contrato
fall throughv + adv
- v + adv (begin enthusiastically) the food arrived and we fell to with a will llegó la comida y todos atacamos con ganas [familiar/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 hora 1.1v + prep + o 2.1 (begin) to fall
to -ingponerse* or empezar* a+ infI fell to thinking about old times empecé or me puse a pensar en los viejos tiempos 2.2 (be sb's responsibility) [task/duty] corresponderle a it 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