fall

All Noun Verb
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  • The population has fallen to less than half of its war-time high.
  • This change would cause the blood pressure to fall back to its normal range.
  • The family will eventually split up in late fall or early winter.
  • They also tell the people outside a building when they have stopped moving or fallen.
  • Half of the rain in a particular year can often fall into a single storm.
  • Shortly before his death he broke his arm in a fall.
  • If he would have fallen any other way, he would have died on the spot.
  • If a piece falls into the center square, the game is over.
  • At the same time the gun falls into the hands of the people on the ground.
  • In this case, the event is often two characters falling in love.
  • At lower levels it can fall to around a year.
  • She did not recover and died in that second year after the fall.
  • Rocks fall more frequently on some days than on others, according to the recent weather.
  • She had fallen down stairs and was found approximately eight hours after her death.
  • These have now fallen out of general use, but are occasionally seen.
  • This was said to be due to the falling birth rate in the local area.
  • The person does not fall over and returns to normal right after it ends.
  • These individuals would have had the most to lose should the state have fallen.
  • Twelve more were killed, many of them as they attempted to aid the fallen.
  • But twenty minutes later he was in tears, and had fallen in love with her.
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Meaning of fall

  • noun The season when the leaves fall from the trees
    in the fall of 1973
  • noun The lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of adam and eve
    women have been blamed ever since the Fall
  • noun A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
    a fall from virtue
  • noun A sudden decline in strength or number or importance
    the fall of the House of Hapsburg
  • noun A movement downward
    the rise and fall of the tides
  • noun When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  • verb Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
    The branch fell from the tree, The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
  • verb Pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
    fall into a trap, She fell ill, They fell out of favor, Fall in love, fall asleep, fall prey to an imposter, fall into a strange way of thinking, she fell to pieces after she lost her work
  • verb Come under, be classified or included
    fall into a category, This comes under a new heading
  • verb Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
    We must stand or fall, fall by the wayside
  • verb Die, as in battle or in a hunt
    Many soldiers fell at Verdun, Several deer have fallen to the same gun, The shooting victim fell dead
  • verb Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    Light fell on her face, The sun shone on the fields, The light struck the golden necklace, A strange sound struck my ears
  • verb Be captured
    The cities fell to the enemy
  • verb Occur at a specified time or place
    Christmas falls on a Monday this year, The accent falls on the first syllable
  • verb Yield to temptation or sin
    Adam and Eve fell
  • verb Lose office or power
    The government fell overnight, The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
  • verb To be given by assignment or distribution
    The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team, The onus fell on us, The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student
  • verb Move in a specified direction
    The line of men fall forward
  • verb Be due
    payments fall on the 1st of the month
  • verb Lose one's chastity
    a fallen woman
  • verb To be given by right or inheritance
    The estate fell to the oldest daughter
  • verb Fall to somebody by assignment or lot
    The task fell to me, It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
  • verb Be inherited by
    The estate fell to my sister, The land returned to the family, The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead
  • verb Slope downward
    The hills around here fall towards the ocean
  • verb Lose an upright position suddenly
    The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table, Her hair fell across her forehead
  • verb Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
    She fell back in her chair, He fell to his knees
  • verb Assume a disappointed or sad expression
    Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off, his crest fell
  • verb Be cast down
    his eyes fell
  • verb Come out; issue
    silly phrases fell from her mouth
  • verb Be born, used chiefly of lambs
    The lambs fell in the afternoon
  • verb Begin vigorously
    The prisoners fell to work right away
  • verb Go as if by falling
    Grief fell from our hearts
  • verb Come as if by falling
    Night fell, Silence fell