[fɔːl] (past tense fell [fel] ; past participle fallen [ˈfɔːlən] ) verb I
1) to move quickly downwards from a higher position by accident
I keep falling off my bike.[/ex]
It's not unusual for small children to fall out of bed.[/ex]
2) to go quickly down onto the ground from an upright position by accident
I slipped and almost fell.[/ex]
We heard the crash of falling trees.[/ex]
He collapsed and fell to the ground.[/ex]
3) to come down to the ground from the sky
Snow began to quietly fall.[/ex]
Bombs fell on the city throughout the night.[/ex]
4) to become lower in level or amount
The temperature has been falling all day.[/ex]
Inflation has fallen to 3%.[/ex]
5) to belong to a particular group or area of activity
Those items fall into the category of luxury goods.[/ex]
6) to change into another state or condition
Shortly before Christmas she fell ill.[/ex]
I climbed into bed and fell into a deep sleep.[/ex]
7) to happen on a particular day or date
Christmas falls on a Saturday this year.[/ex]
8) to lose a position of power
9) literary
to hang down
fall in love — to start to love someone[/ex]
fall into place — 1) if something falls into place, you suddenly understand something that you did not understand before; 2) if things fall into place, they start to happen in the way that you want them to[/ex]
fall into place — 1) if something falls into place, you suddenly understand how the different pieces of it are connected; 2) if things fall into place, events happen in a way that is satisfactory for you[/ex]
fall short — to not reach a particular level[/ex]
fall to bits/pieces — to be in a very bad condition because of being old or badly made[/ex]
foot I
- fall apart
- fall back
- fall back on sth
- fall behind sb
- fall down
- fall for sb
- fall for sth
- fall off
- fall out
- fall over
- fall through
Words often used with fall Adverbs often used with [i]fall
(verb, sense 3) ■ FALL + dramatically, rapidly, sharply, steeply used when a level becomes much lower very quickly II
fall */*/*/[fɔːl]
1) [C] an occasion when someone or something falls to the ground
Her brother was killed in a fall from a horse.[/ex]
2) [C] an amount of something that falls to the ground
a heavy fall of snow[/ex]
3) [C] an occasion when an amount or level falls
There has been a sharp fall in unemployment.[/ex]
We have seen a fall of 5% in sales this month.[/ex]
4) [singular] someone's defeat or loss of power
5) falls
[plural] a waterfall
6) [singular] American

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