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fall

 (fôl)
v. fell (fĕl), fall·en (fô′lən), fall·ing, falls
v.intr.
1. To drop or come down freely under the influence of gravity: Leaves fell from the tree.
2.
a. To drop oneself to a lower or less erect position: I fell back in my chair. The pilgrims fell to their knees.
b. To lose an upright or erect position suddenly: tripped and fell.
c. To drop wounded or dead, especially in battle.
3.
a. To hang down: The child's hair fell in ringlets.
b. To be cast down: Her eyes fell.
c. To be directed toward or come into contact; rest: My gaze fell upon the letter. The light fell on my book.
4.
a. To come into existence or occur as if by falling: A plague fell on the town. Night fell quickly.
b. To occur at a specified time or place: The holiday falls on a Thursday. The stress falls on the last syllable.
5.
a. To be removed as if by falling: All grief fell from our hearts.
b. To come forth as if by falling; issue: Did any thanks fall from their lips?
6. To assume an expression of consternation or disappointment: His face fell when he heard the report.
7.
a. To undergo conquest or capture, especially as the result of an armed attack: The city fell after a long siege.
b. To experience defeat or ruin: The home team fell to the visitors. After 300 years the dynasty fell.
c. To lose office: The disgraced prime minister fell from power.
8.
a. To move downward to a lower level; be reduced: The tide fell.
b. To slope downward: The land falls gently toward the sea.
9.
a. To become less in amount or degree: The air pressure is falling.
b. To diminish in pitch or volume: My friend's voice fell to a whisper.
c. To decline in financial value: Last year, stocks fell sharply.
10.
a. To give into temptation; suffer a moral lapse.
b. Theology To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
11. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation: fell silent; fall in love.
12. To come, as by chance: fell among a band of thieves.
13.
a. To be given by assignment or distribution: The greatest task fell to me.
b. To be given by right or inheritance.
14. To be included within the range or scope of something: The specimens fall into three categories.
15. To apply oneself: fell to work immediately.
16. To be born. Used chiefly of lambs.
v.tr.
To cut down (a tree); fell.
n.
1. The act or an instance of falling.
2. A sudden drop from a relatively erect to a less erect position.
3.
a. Something that has fallen: a fall of snow.
b. An amount that has fallen: a fall of two inches of rain.
c. The distance that something falls: The victim suffered a fall of three stories to the ground.
4. Autumn.
5. falls (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A waterfall.
6. A downward movement or slope.
7. Any of several pendent articles of dress, especially:
a. A veil hung from a woman's hat and down her back.
b. An ornamental cascade of lace or trimming attached to a dress, usually at the collar.
c. A woman's hairpiece with long, free-hanging hair.
8.
a. An overthrow; a collapse: the fall of a government.
b. Armed capture of a place under siege: the fall of Troy.
9.
a. A reduction in value, amount, or degree: a fall in housing prices.
b. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance: his fall from power.
10.
a. A moral lapse.
b. often Fall Theology The loss of humanity's original innocence and happiness resulting from Adam and Eve's eating of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
11. Sports
a. The act of holding a wrestling opponent on his or her back so that the shoulders remain in contact with the mat for a designated period, usually one or two seconds, thereby winning the match. Also called pin.
b. Any of various wrestling maneuvers resulting in such an act.
12. Nautical
a. A break or rise in the level of a deck.
b. falls The apparatus used to hoist and transfer cargo or lifeboats.
13. The end of a cable, rope, or chain that is pulled by the power source in hoisting.
14.
a. The birth of an animal, especially a lamb.
b. All the animals born at one birth; a litter.
c. A family of woodcock in flight.
15. Botany One of the outer, drooping segments of a flower, especially an iris.
adj.
1. Of, having to do with, occurring in, or appropriate to the season of fall: fall fashion; fall harvests.
2. Grown during the season of fall: fall crops.
Phrasal Verbs:
fall apart
1. To break down; collapse: The rickety chair fell apart.
2. To suffer a nervous breakdown or become unable to cope: He fell apart after years as a POW.
fall away
1. To diminish gradually in size, amount, or intensity: The sound of the car fell away into the distance.
2. To change from an established course or activity: I fell away from my school work and spent more time writing.
3. To drop off or become steeper at a distance.
fall back
1. To give ground; retreat.
2. To recede: The waves fell back.
fall behind
1. To fail to keep up a pace; lag behind.
2. To be financially in arrears.
fall down
To fail to meet expectations; lag in performance: fell down on the job.
fall for
1. To feel love for; be in love with.
2. To be deceived or swindled by: fell for the con artist's scheme and lost $200,000.
fall in
1. To take one's place in a military formation.
2. To sink inward; cave in: The roof of the old barn fell in.
fall off
1. To become less; decrease: Stock prices have fallen off. The number of staff meetings fell off after a few months.
2. To lose weight. Used of livestock: Toward the end of the dry season, the cattle fall off rapidly.
3. Nautical To change course to leeward.
fall on (or upon)
1. To attack suddenly and viciously: Snipers and irregulars fell on the hapless patrol.
2. To meet with; encounter: a stockbroker who fell on hard times.
fall out
1.
a. To leave a barracks, for example, in order to take one's place in a military formation.
b. To leave a military formation.
2. To quarrel: The siblings fell out over their inheritance.
3. To happen; occur: What fell out while we were gone?
4. To be readily explainable; follow logically or naturally: These facts fall out nicely from the new theory.
fall through
To fail; miscarry: Our plans fell through at the last minute.
fall to
To begin an activity energetically: "The press fell to with a will" (Russell Baker).
Idioms:
fall back on/upon
1. To rely on: fall back on old friends in time of need.
2. To resort to: I had to fall back on my savings when I was unemployed.
fall between (the) two stools
To fail because of an inability to reconcile or choose between two courses of action.
fall flat
1. To fail miserably when attempting to achieve a result.
2. To have no effect: The jokes fell flat.
fall foul/afoul
1. Nautical To collide. Used of vessels.
2. To clash: fell foul of the law.
fall from grace
To experience a major reduction in status or prestige.
fall into line
To adhere to established rules or predetermined courses of action.
fall in with
1. To agree with or be in harmony with: Their views fall in with ours.
2. To associate or begin to associate with: fell in with the wrong crowd.
fall on deaf ears
To go unheeded; be ignored completely: "Moscow's own familiar charges ... will also fall on deaf ears" (Foreign Affairs).
fall over backward/backwards
To overexert oneself to do or accomplish something: We fell over backward to complete the project on time.
fall over (oneself)
To display inordinate, typically effusive, enthusiasm: fell over themselves to impress the general's wife.
fall prey to
To be put into such a vulnerable position as to be at risk of harm, destruction, or invasion: a person who fell prey to swindlers; did not want the country to fall prey to terrorists.
fall short
1. To fail to attain a specified amount, level, or degree: an athlete whose skill fell far short of expectations.
2. To prove inadequate: Food supplies fell short.
fall through the cracks
To pass unnoticed, neglected, or unchecked: "In the past, many learning disabled children fell through the cracks" (Judith Harkness Richardson).
fall to pieces
1. To break apart; disintegrate or collapse.
2. To become distraught or lose one's ability to cope.

[Middle English fallen, from Old English feallan.]

fall

(fɔːl)
vb (mainly intr) , falls, falling, fell (fɛl) or fallen (ˈfɔːlən)
1. to descend by the force of gravity from a higher to a lower place
2. to drop suddenly from an erect position
3. to collapse to the ground, esp in pieces
4. to become less or lower in number, quality, etc: prices fell in the summer.
5. to become lower in pitch
6. to extend downwards: her hair fell to her waist.
7. to be badly wounded or killed
8. to slope in a downward direction
9. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity to yield to temptation or sin
10. to diminish in status, estimation, etc
11. to yield to attack: the city fell under the assault.
12. to lose power: the government fell after the riots.
13. to pass into or take on a specified condition: to fall asleep; fall in love.
14. to adopt a despondent expression: her face fell.
15. to be averted: her gaze fell.
16. to come by chance or presumption: suspicion fell on the butler.
17. to occur; take place: night fell; Easter falls early this year.
18. (of payments) to be due
19. to be directed to a specific point
20. (foll by: back, behind, etc) to move in a specified direction
21. to occur at a specified place: the accent falls on the last syllable.
22. (foll by to) to return (to); be inherited (by): the estate falls to the eldest son.
23. (often foll by: into, under, etc) to be classified or included: the subject falls into two main areas.
24. to issue forth: a curse fell from her lips.
25. (Agriculture) (of animals, esp lambs) to be born
26. dialect Brit to become pregnant
27. (Forestry) (tr) dialect Austral and NZ to fell (trees)
28. (Cricket) cricket (of a batsman's wicket) to be taken by the bowling side: the sixth wicket fell for 96.
29. archaic to begin to do: fall a-doing; fall to doing.
30. fall flat to fail to achieve a desired effect
31. to come into conflict with
32. (Nautical Terms) nautical to come into collision with
33. fall short
a. to prove inadequate
b. (often foll by of) to fail to reach or measure up to (a standard)
n
34. an act or instance of falling
35. something that falls: a fall of snow.
36. chiefly US autumn
37. the distance that something falls: a hundred-foot fall.
38. a sudden drop from an upright position
39. (often plural)
a. a waterfall or cataract
b. (capital when part of a name): Niagara Falls.
40. a downward slope or decline
41. a decrease in value, number, etc
42. a decline in status or importance
43. a moral lapse or failing
44. a capture or overthrow: the fall of the city.
45. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a long false hairpiece; switch
46. (Clothing & Fashion) a piece of loosely hanging material, such as a veil on a hat
47. (Mechanical Engineering) machinery nautical the end of a tackle to which power is applied to hoist it
48. (Nautical Terms) nautical one of the lines of a davit for holding, lowering, or raising a boat
49. (Wrestling) wrestling Also called: pinfall a scoring move, pinning both shoulders of one's opponent to the floor for a specified period
50. (Hunting) hunting
a. another word for deadfall
b. (as modifier): a fall trap.
51. (Agriculture)
a. the birth of an animal
b. the animals produced at a single birth
52. take the fall slang chiefly US to be blamed, punished, or imprisoned
[Old English feallan; related to Old Norse falla, Old Saxon, Old High German fallan to fall; see fell2]

Fall

(fɔːl)
n
(Theology) the Fall theol Adam's sin of disobedience and the state of innate sinfulness ensuing from this for himself and all mankind. See also original sin

fall

(fɔl)

v. fell, fall•en, fall•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support.
2. to come or drop down suddenly to a lower position, esp. to leave a standing or erect position suddenly, whether voluntarily or not: to fall on one's knees.
3. to become less or lower; become of a lower level, degree, amount, quality, value, number, etc.; decline: The temperature fell rapidly.
4. to subside or abate.
5. extend downward; hang down: drapes falling in graceful folds.
6. to become lowered or directed downward, as the eyes.
7. to become lower in pitch or volume, as the voice.
8. to succumb to temptation or sin, esp. to become unchaste.
9. to lose status, dignity, position, character, etc.
10. to succumb to attack: The city fell to the enemy.
11. to be overthrown, as a government.
12. to drop down wounded or dead, esp. to be slain.
13. to pass into some physical, mental, or emotional condition: to fall into a coma; to fall in love.
14. to come or occur as if by dropping, as stillness or night.
15. to issue forth: Witty remarks fall easily from her lips.
16. to come by lot or chance: The chore fell to me.
17. to come by chance into a particular position: to fall among thieves.
18. to come to pass or occur at a certain time: Christmas falls on a Monday this year.
19. to have its proper place: The accent falls on the last syllable.
20. to come by right: The inheritance fell to the only living relative.
21. to lose animation; appear disappointed or dismayed: The child's face fell when the bird flew away.
22. to slope or extend in a downward direction: The field falls gently to the river.
23. (of light) to shine; stream or beam: Sunlight fell across the lawn.
24. (of the eyes or eyesight) to be drawn or directed, esp. unexpectedly or by chance: My eyes fell upon a dish of candies.
25. to collapse; topple.
26. (of an animal, esp. a lamb) to be born.
v.t.
27. to fell (a tree, animal, etc.).
28. fall away,
a. to withdraw support or allegiance.
b. to become lean or thin; diminish; decline.
c. to forsake one's faith, cause, or principles.
29. fall back, to give way; recede; retreat.
30. fall back on or upon, to have recourse to; rely on: no savings to fall back on.
31. fall behind,
a. to lag in pace or progress.
b. to fail to pay one's debts on time.
32. fall down, to perform disappointingly; disappoint; fail.
33. fall for, Slang.
a. to be deceived by.
b. to fall in love with.
34. fall in,
a. to fall to pieces toward the interior; sink inward.
b. to take one's place in the ranks, as a soldier.
35. fall in with, to start to associate with: to fall in with bad company.
36. fall off,
a. to decrease in number, amount, or intensity; diminish.
b. Naut. to deviate from the heading; fall to leeward.
37. fall on or upon,
a. to assault.
b. to become the obligation of.
c. to experience or come upon.
38. fall out,
a. to quarrel; disagree.
b. to happen; occur.
c. to leave one's place in the ranks, as a soldier.
39. fall through, to fail to be accomplished; collapse.
40. fall to,
a. to apply oneself; begin.
b. to begin to eat.
41. fall under,
a. to be the concern or responsibility of.
b. to be classified as; be included within.
n.
42. an act or instance of falling or dropping from a higher to a lower place or position.
43. that which falls: a heavy fall of rain.
44. the season of the year that comes after summer and before winter; autumn.
45. decline: the fall of the Roman Empire.
46. the distance through which anything falls.
47. Usu., falls. a waterfall.
48. downward slope or declivity: the gentle rise and fall of the meadow.
49. a falling from an erect position, as to the ground: to have a bad fall.
50. a hanging down: a fall of wild roses on a fence.
51. a lapse into sin.
52. the Fall, (sometimes l.c.) the lapse of human beings into a state of natural or innate sinfulness through the sin of Adam and Eve.
53. surrender or capture, as of a city.
54. Wrestling.
a. an act or instance of holding or forcing an opponent's shoulders against the mat for a specified length of time.
b. a match or division of a match.
55. a hairpiece of long hair that is attached to the natural hair at the crown and usu. hangs freely down the back of the head.
56. an opaque veil hanging loose from a woman's hat, usu. at the back.
58. a decorative cascade of lace, ruffles, or the like.
59. the part of the rope of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
61. the long soft hair that hangs over the forehead and eyes of certain terriers.
62. (in astrology) the sign or part of the zodiac in which the influence of a planet is most negative (opposed to exaltation).
Idioms:
1. fall (all) over oneself, to behave with excessive deference; toady.
2. fall foul or afoul of,
a. to collide with, as ships.
b. to quarrel or have a controversy with.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English feallan; c. Old Frisian, Old Norse falla, Old Saxon, Old High German fallan]

Fall

 the quantity born or produced at one time or within a certain period. See also brood, cast, clutch.
Examples: fall of hail; of lambs, 1796; of meteors; of rain; of snow; of spawn; of woodcocks, 1430.

fall

Fall can be a verb or a noun.

1. used as a verb

When something falls, it moves quickly towards the ground by accident. The past tense of fall is fell. The -ed participle is fallen.

The cup fell from her hand and broke.
Several napkins had fallen to the floor.

When rain or snow falls, it comes down from the sky.

Rain was beginning to fall.

When someone who is standing or walking falls, they drop downwards so that they are kneeling or lying on the ground.

She fell and hurt her leg.

In conversation, you don't usually say that someone 'falls'. You say that they fall down or fall over.

He fell down in the mud.
He fell over backwards and lay completely still.

You can also say that a tall object falls down or falls over.

The pile of books fell down and scattered all over the floor.
A tree fell over in the storm.

Be Careful!
Fall is an intransitive verb. You can't say that someone 'falls' something. Don't say, for example, 'She screamed and fell the tray'. You say 'She screamed and dropped the tray'.

He bumped into a chair and dropped his plate.
Careful! Don't drop it!

Be Careful!
Similarly, don't say that someone 'falls' a person. Don't say, for example, 'He bumped into the girl and fell her'. You say 'He bumped into the girl and knocked her down' or 'He bumped into the girl and knocked her over'.

I nearly knocked down a person at the bus stop.
I got knocked over by a car when I was six.
2. used as a noun

Fall can also be a noun. If you have a fall, you lose your balance and drop on to the ground, hurting yourself.

He had a bad fall and was taken to hospital.

In American English, fall is the season between summer and winter.

In the fall, I love going to Vermont.

British speakers call this season autumn.

See autumn

fall


Past participle: fallen
Gerund: falling

Imperative
fall
fall
Present
I fall
you fall
he/she/it falls
we fall
you fall
they fall
Preterite
I fell
you fell
he/she/it fell
we fell
you fell
they fell
Present Continuous
I am falling
you are falling
he/she/it is falling
we are falling
you are falling
they are falling
Present Perfect
I have fallen
you have fallen
he/she/it has fallen
we have fallen
you have fallen
they have fallen
Past Continuous
I was falling
you were falling
he/she/it was falling
we were falling
you were falling
they were falling
Past Perfect
I had fallen
you had fallen
he/she/it had fallen
we had fallen
you had fallen
they had fallen
Future
I will fall
you will fall
he/she/it will fall
we will fall
you will fall
they will fall
Future Perfect
I will have fallen
you will have fallen
he/she/it will have fallen
we will have fallen
you will have fallen
they will have fallen
Future Continuous
I will be falling
you will be falling
he/she/it will be falling
we will be falling
you will be falling
they will be falling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been falling
you have been falling
he/she/it has been falling
we have been falling
you have been falling
they have been falling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been falling
you will have been falling
he/she/it will have been falling
we will have been falling
you will have been falling
they will have been falling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been falling
you had been falling
he/she/it had been falling
we had been falling
you had been falling
they had been falling
Conditional
I would fall
you would fall
he/she/it would fall
we would fall
you would fall
they would fall
Past Conditional
I would have fallen
you would have fallen
he/she/it would have fallen
we would have fallen
you would have fallen
they would have fallen
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fall - the season when the leaves fall from the treesfall - the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
Indian summer, Saint Martin's summer - a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn
time of year, season - one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions; "the regular sequence of the seasons"
2.fall - a sudden drop from an upright positionfall - a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
pratfall - a fall onto your buttocks
wipeout - a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)
trip, slip - an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
3.fall - the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and EveFall - the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"
4.fall - a downward slope or bend
downhill - the downward slope of a hill
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
steep - a steep place (as on a hill)
5.fall - a lapse into sinfall - a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall from virtue"
sinning, sin - an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
6.fall - a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"
weakening - becoming weaker
anticlimax - a disappointing decline after a previous rise; "the anticlimax of a brilliant career"
rise - a growth in strength or number or importance
7.fall - a movement downwardfall - a movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides"
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
8.fall - the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
loss - the act of losing someone or something; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
9.fall - the time of day immediately following sunsetfall - the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
even, evening, eventide, eve - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
night - a shortening of nightfall; "they worked from morning to night"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
10.fall - when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
wrestling match - a match between wrestlers
takedown - (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position; "a takedown counts two points"
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
11.fall - a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height"
free fall - the ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field
gravitation - movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction; "irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps"
descent - a movement downward
plunge - a steep and rapid fall
precipitation - the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height
12.fall - a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
decrement, decrease - the amount by which something decreases
correction - a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases; "market runups are invariably followed by a correction"
voltage drop - a decrease in voltage along a conductor through which current is flowing
Verb1.fall - descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
come down, precipitate, fall - fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
2.fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
prolapse - slip or fall out of place, as of body parts; "prolapsed rectum"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
abseil, rappel, rope down - lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside; "The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous"; "You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing"
dismount, unhorse, get down, light, get off - alight from (a horse)
avalanche, roll down - gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
dive, plunge, plunk - drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"
go under, go down, set - disappear beyond the horizon; "the sun sets early these days"
slump, correct, decline - go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
precipitate - fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
subside, sink - descend into or as if into some soft substance or place; "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"
crash - fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
flop - fall suddenly and abruptly
topple, tumble - fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"
drop - to fall vertically; "the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"
plop - drop with the sound of something falling into water
pitch - fall or plunge forward; "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
climb down, alight - come down; "the birds alighted"
go under, go down, sink, settle - go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
pounce, swoop - move down on as if in an attack; "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"
drip - fall in drops; "Water is dripping from the faucet"
cascade, cascade down - rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
3.fall - 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"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
drop - fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
fall in love - begin to experience feelings of love towards; "She fell in love with her former student"
drop away, fall away, slip, drop off - get worse; "My grades are slipping"
come apart, break, split up, fall apart, separate - become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
crumble, fall apart - break or fall apart into fragments; "The cookies crumbled"; "The Sphinx is crumbling"
lag, fall back, fall behind, dawdle - hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
fall flat, fall through, founder, flop - fail utterly; collapse; "The project foundered"
fall for - be deceived, duped, or entrapped by; "He fell for her charms"; "He fell for the con man's story"
4.fall - come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
5.fall - fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
fall - descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
rain, rain down - precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"
spat - come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"
snow - fall as snow; "It was snowing all night"
hail - precipitate as small ice particles; "It hailed for an hour"
sleet - precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow; "If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet"
6.fall - suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
7.fall - 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"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
fall - be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"
fall - lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
8.fall - touch or seem as if touching visually or audiblyfall - 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"
hap, happen, occur, come about, take place, go on, pass off, fall out, pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
9.fall - be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"
yield - cease opposition; stop fighting
fall - 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"
10.fall - occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
hap, happen, occur, come about, take place, go on, pass off, fall out, pass - come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important"
fall - be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"
11.fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
break - diminish or discontinue abruptly; "The patient's fever broke last night"
shrivel, shrink - decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
taper - diminish gradually; "Interested tapered off"
drop off - fall or diminish; "The number of students in this course dropped off after the first test"
vaporize, vanish, fly - decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
break - fall sharply; "stock prices broke"
ease off, slacken off, ease up, flag - become less intense
change magnitude - change in size or magnitude
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
boil down, decoct, concentrate, reduce - be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
shrink, contract - become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, wither - wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled"
die away, let up, slack off, abate, slack - become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"
deflate - become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air; "The balloons deflated"
dwindle, dwindle away, dwindle down - become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled down"
remit - diminish or abate; "The pain finally remitted"
de-escalate - diminish in size, scope, or intensity; "The war of words between them de-escalated with time"
devaluate, devalue, undervalue, depreciate - lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
shorten - become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten"
thin out - become sparser; "Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out"
wane, go down, decline - grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
wane - decrease in phase; "the moon is waning"
wane - become smaller; "Interest in his novels waned"
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard - lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
decrescendo - grow quieter; "The music decrescendoes here"
12.fall - yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
sin, transgress, trespass - commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
fall - lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"
13.fall - lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
leave office, step down, quit, resign - give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
fall - 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"
14.fall - 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"
light, fall - fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
fall - to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
15.fall - move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
16.fall - be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"
fall - occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
17.fall - lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"
fall - yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
18.fall - to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
fall - 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"
19.fall - come into the possession offall - come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
change hands, change owners - be transferred to another owner; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year"
devolve, return, fall, pass - 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"
light, fall - fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
20.fall - fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
devolve, return, fall, pass - 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"
accrue, fall - come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
fall - 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"
21.fall - 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"
change hands, change owners - be transferred to another owner; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year"
light, fall - fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
accrue, fall - come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
22.fall - slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
slope, incline, pitch - be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
23.fall - lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
fall - drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
24.fall - drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
fall down, fall - lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"
25.fall - fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
26.fall - assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
fall - be cast down; "his eyes fell"
27.fall - be cast down; "his eyes fell"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
fall - assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
28.fall - come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
egress, come forth, emerge, go forth, come out, issue - come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
29.fall - be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon"
be born - come into existence through birth; "She was born on a farm"
30.fall - begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away"
begin, commence, set out, start, start out, set about, get down, get - take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"
31.fall - go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"
descend, settle, fall - come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
disappear, vanish, go away - get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"
32.fall - come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
come - come to pass; arrive, as in due course; "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June"
fall - go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"

fall

verb
1. drop, plunge, tumble, plummet, trip, settle, crash, collapse, pitch, sink, go down, come down, dive, stumble, descend, topple, subside, cascade, trip over, drop down, nose-dive, come a cropper (informal), keel over, go head over heels Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
drop rise, increase, scale, mount, climb, go up, soar, ascend
2. decrease, drop, decline, go down, flag, slump, diminish, fall off, dwindle, lessen, subside, ebb, abate, depreciate, become lower Her weight fell to under seven stones.
decrease increase, advance, extend, climb, appreciate, wax, heighten, escalate
3. be overthrown, be taken, surrender, succumb, yield, submit, give way, capitulate, be conquered, give in or up, pass into enemy hands The town fell to Croatian forces.
be overthrown triumph, prevail
4. be killed, die, be lost, perish, be slain, be a casualty, meet your end Another wave of troops followed the first, running past those who had fallen.
be killed survive, endure, hold out
5. become, get, grow I am afraid that I might fall ill.
6. occur, happen, come about, chance, take place, fall out, befall, come to pass Easter falls in early April.
7. come, arrive, occur When night fell, he sat with his mother
noun
1. drop, slip, plunge, dive, spill, tumble, descent, plummet, nose dive The helmets are designed to withstand impacts equivalent to a fall from a bicycle.
2. decrease, drop, lowering, decline, reduction, slump, dip, falling off, dwindling, lessening, diminution, cut There was a sharp fall in the value of the pound.
4. slope, incline, descent, downgrade, slant, declivity a fall of 3.5 kilometres
plural noun
1. waterfall, rapids, cascade, cataract, linn (Scot.), force (Northern English dialect) The falls have always been an insurmountable obstacle for salmon and sea trout.
fall apart
1. break up, crumble, disintegrate, fall to bits, go to seed, come apart at the seams, break into pieces, go or come to pieces, shatter The work was never finished and bit by bit the building fell apart.
2. break down, dissolve, disperse, disband, lose cohesion The national coalition fell apart five weeks ago.
3. go to pieces, break down, crack up (informal), have a breakdown, crumble I was falling apart.
fall asleep drop off (informal), go to sleep, doze off, nod off (informal), go out like a light I was again able to go to bed and fall asleep.
fall away
1. slope, drop, go down, incline, incline downwards On either side of the tracks the ground fell away sharply.
2. decrease, drop, diminish, fall off, dwindle, lessen Demand began to fall away.
fall back retreat, retire, withdraw, move back, recede, pull back, back off, recoil, draw back The congregation fell back from them as they entered.
fall back on something or someone resort to, have recourse to, employ, turn to, make use of, call upon, press into service When necessary, instinct is the most reliable resource you can fall back on.
fall behind
1. lag, trail, be left behind, drop back, get left behind, lose your place The horse fell behind on the final furlong.
2. be in arrears, be late, not keep up He faces losing his home after falling behind with the payments.
fall down fail, disappoint, go wrong, fall short, fail to make the grade, prove unsuccessful That is where his argument falls down.
fall for someone fall in love with, become infatuated with, be smitten by, be swept off your feet by, desire, fancy (Brit. informal), succumb to the charms of, lose your head over I just fell for him right away.
fall for something be fooled by, be deceived by, be taken in by, be duped by, buy (slang), accept, swallow (informal), take on board, give credence to It was just a line to get you out of here, and you fell for it!
fall foul of something or someone come into conflict with, brush with, have trouble with, cross swords with, run foul of, make an enemy of Women who fall foul of the law are viewed as wicked.
fall in
1. collapse, sink, cave in, crash in, fall to the ground, fall apart at the seams, come down about your ears Part of my bedroom ceiling has fallen in.
2. get in line, line up, queue, form a crocodile He waved them to fall in behind him.
fall in love with someone lose your heart (to), fall (for), become infatuated (with), be smitten by, fancy (Brit. informal), become attached to, take a fancy to, become fond of, become enamoured of, be swept off your feet (by), conceive an affection for You fall in love with a man for God knows what reasons.
fall in with someone make friends with, go around with, become friendly with, hang about with (informal) At University he had fallen in with a small clique of literature students.
fall in with something go along with, support, accept, agree with, comply with, submit to, yield to, buy into (informal), cooperate with, assent, take on board, concur with Her reluctance to fall in with his plans led to trouble.
fall off
1. tumble, topple, plummet, be unseated, come a cropper or purler (informal), take a fall or tumble He fell off at the second fence.
2. decrease, drop, reduce, decline, fade, slump, weaken, shrink, diminish, dwindle, lessen, wane, subside, fall away, peter out, slacken, tail off (informal), ebb away, go down or downhill Unemployment is rising again and retail buying has fallen off.
fall on or upon something or someone attack, assault, snatch, assail, tear into (informal), lay into, descend upon, pitch into (informal), belabour, let fly at, set upon or about They fell upon the enemy from the rear
fall out (Informal) argue, fight, row, clash, differ, disagree, quarrel, squabble, have a row, have words, come to blows, cross swords, altercate She fell out with her husband.
fall short be lacking, miss, fail, disappoint, be wanting, be inadequate, be deficient, fall down on (informal), prove inadequate, not come up to expectations or scratch (informal) His achievements are bound to fall short of his ambitions.
fall through fail, be unsuccessful, come to nothing, fizzle out (informal), miscarry, go awry, go by the board The deal fell through.
fall to someone be the responsibility of, be up to, come down to, devolve upon It fell to me to get rid of them.
fall to something begin, start, set to, set about, commence, apply yourself to They fell to fighting among themselves.

fall

verb
1. To move downward in response to gravity:
2. To go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture:
3. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily:
Idiom: take a fall.
4. To undergo capture, defeat, or ruin:
5. To slope downward:
6. To become or cause to become less active or intense:
abate, bate, die (away, down, off, or out), ease (off or up), ebb, fall off, lapse, let up, moderate, remit, slacken, slack off, subside, wane.
7. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price:
Idiom: take a sudden downtrend.
8. To undergo moral deterioration:
Idiom: go bad.
9. To take place at a set time:
10. To come as by lot or inheritance:
phrasal verb
fall back
1. To move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat:
2. To move in a reverse direction:
Idiom: retrace one's steps.
phrasal verb
fall down
Informal. To be unsuccessful:
Informal: flop.
Slang: bomb.
Idioms: fail of success, fall short.
phrasal verb
fall off
1. To decline, as in value or quantity, very gradually:
2. To become or cause to become less active or intense:
abate, bate, die (away, down, off, or out), ease (off or up), ebb, fall, lapse, let up, moderate, remit, slacken, slack off, subside, wane.
phrasal verb
fall on or upon
To set upon with violent force:
phrasal verb
fall through
To be unsuccessful:
Informal: fall down, flop.
Slang: bomb.
Idioms: fail of success, fall short.
noun
1. The act of dropping from a height:
2. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground:
Informal: header.
3. A downward slope or distance:
4. A disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin:
5. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices:
Translations
الخَريفسقطسُقُوطسُقوط، إنْهِيارسُقوط، هُطول
pádpadatpadnoutpodzimpřipadnout na
faldefaldfalde omkuldstyrttilfalde
fali
heittäytyäkaatualaskeutuapudotapudotus
padpadatipasti
csapadékelesikesikneki jut
bera upp ádetta um kollfallfalla, dettahaust
落ちる落下転ぶ
추락추락하다
cadere
atsitrauktiįniktiįsimylėtijo veidas apsiniaukėjos veidas apsiniaukė
aizmigtbojāejabūt kārtaiiekristiemīlēties
cădea
napadané množstvopadnúť na
padecpastipodreti serazpastizaljubiti se
fallfallaramlabli
การหล่นลงมาหล่น
ngãsự rơi

fall

[fɔːl] (fell (vb: pt) (fallen (pp)))
A. N
1. (= tumble) → caída f
he had a bad fallsufrió una mala caída
the Fall (Rel) → la Caída
to be heading or riding for a fallpresumir demasiado
2. [of building, bridge etc] → derrumbamiento m; [of rocks] → desprendimiento m; [of earth] → corrimiento m
a fall of snowuna nevada
3. (= decrease) → disminución f; (in prices, temperature, demand) → descenso m (in de) (Fin) → baja f
4. (= downfall) → caída f, ocaso m; (= defeat) → derrota f; [of city] → rendición f, caída f; (from favour, power etc) → alejamiento m
5. (= slope) [of ground] → declive m, desnivel m
6. falls (= waterfall) → salto msing de agua, cascada fsing, catarata fsing
Niagara Fallslas cataratas del Niágara
7. (US) (= autumn) → otoño m
B. VI
1. (= fall down) [person, object] → caerse
to fall into the rivercaerse al río
to fall on one's feetcaer de pie (fig) → salir bien parado
to fall to or on one's kneesarrodillarse, caer de rodillas
to fall on one's ass (US) → hacer el ridi
to fall flat [joke] → no hacer gracia; [party] → fracasar
see also flat A6
2. (= drop) [leaves, bomb, rain, snow, night] → caer; [rocks] → desprenderse
he fell into bed exhaustedse desplomó en la cama, exhausto
they left as darkness fellpartieron al caer la noche
to let sth falldejar caer algo
to let fall thatsoltar que ...
night was fallinganochecía, se hacía de noche
it all began to fall into place (fig) → todo empezó a encajar
to fall short of sb's expectationsdefraudar las esperanzas de algn
to fall short of perfectionno llegar a la perfección
the arrow fell short of the targetla flecha no alcanzó la diana
to fall into temptationsucumbir a la tentación
to fall among thieves (esp Bible) → ir a parar entre ladrones
3. [person] (morally etc) → caer
to fall from grace (Rel) → perder la gracia (fig) → caer en desgracia
4. (= slope) [ground] → descender, caer en declive
5. (= hang) [hair, drapery] → caer
6. (= decrease) → disminuir; [price, level, temperature etc] → bajar, descender; [wind] → amainar
at a time of falling interest ratesen un período cuando bajan los tipos de interés
he fell in my estimationperdió mucho a mis ojos
7. (= be defeated) [government] → caer, ser derrotado; [city] → rendirse, ser tomado
8. (liter) (= die) [soldier] → caer, morir
9. (= become)
to fall asleepquedarse dormido, dormirse
to fall to bits (Brit) = to fall to pieces
to fall duevencer
to fall heir to sthheredar algo
to fall illcaer enfermo, enfermarse
to fall in love (with sth/sb)enamorarse (de algo/algn)
to fall openabrirse
to fall to pieceshacerse pedazos
to fall silentcallarse
C. CPD fall guy N (= easy victim) → víctima f (de un truco); (= scapegoat) → cabeza f de turco
fall about VI + ADV (Brit) (also fall about laughing) → morirse or partirse de risa
fall apart VI + ADV [object] → caerse a pedazos, deshacerse; [empire] → desmoronarse; [scheme, marriage] → fracasar
fall away VI + ADV
1. (= slope steeply) [ground] → descender abruptamente (to hacia)
2. (= crumble) [plaster] → desconcharse; [cliff] → desmoronarse; [stage of rocket, part] → desprenderse
3. (= diminish) [numbers etc] → bajar, disminuir; [enthusiasm] → enfriarse; [trade, interest] → decaer; (in quality) → empeorar
fall back VI + ADV
1. (= retreat) → retroceder (Mil) → replegarse
2. it fell back into the seavolvió a caer al mar
3. [price etc] → bajar
4. (fig) to fall back on sth [+ remedy etc] → recurrir a algo
something to fall back onalgo a lo que recurrir
fall backwards VI + ADVcaer hacia atrás
fall behind VI + ADV (in race etc) → quedarse atrás, rezagarse (fig) (with work, payments) → retrasarse
fall down
A. VI + ADV
1. [person] → caerse (al suelo); [building] → hundirse, derrumbarse
to fall down and worship sbarrodillarse en adoración a algn
2. (fig) (= fail) → fracasar, fallar
that is where you fell downahí es donde fallaste
to fall down on the jobno estar a la altura del trabajo, hacerlo mal
B. VI + PREP to fall down the stairscaer rodando por la escalera
fall for VI + PREP
1. (= feel attracted to) [+ person] → enamorarse de; [+ object, place] → quedarse encantado con; [+ idea] → interesarse por
2. (= be deceived by) [+ trick] → dejarse engañar por, tragarse
he fell for itpicó, se lo tragó
fall in VI + ADV
1. [person] → caerse (dentro); [roof, walls] → desplomarse
2. (Mil) → formar filas
fall in!¡en filas!
fall into VI + PREP
1. (= be divided) it falls into four partsse divide en cuatro partes
it falls into this categoryestá incluido en esta categoría
his poems fall into three categoriessus poemas se dividen en tres categorías
see also fall B1
2. (fig) to fall into error/bad habits/bad waysincurrir en error/adquirir malos hábitos/coger or tomar un mal camino
to fall into conversation with sbentablar conversación con algn
fall in with VI + PREP
1. (= meet) [+ person] → encontrarse or juntarse con
2. (= agree to) [+ plan, proposal etc] → aceptar, quedar de acuerdo con; [+ opinion] → adherirse a
fall off
A. VI + ADV
1. (gen) → caerse; [part] → desprenderse
2. (= diminish) (in amount, numbers) → disminuir; [interest] → decaer; [enthusiasm] → enfriarse; [quality] → empeorar
B. VI + PREP (gen) → caerse de; [part] → desprenderse de
fall on fall upon VI + PREP
1. [accent, stress] → recaer en
2. [tax etc] → incidir en
3. (Mil) → caer sobre
4. to fall on one's foodlanzarse sobre la comida, lanzarse a comer
people were falling on each other in delighttodos se abrazaban de puro contentos
5. [birthday, Christmas etc] → caer en
6. (= find) → tropezar con, dar con
to fall on a way of doing sthdar por casualidad con la forma de hacer algo
7. (= alight on) my gaze fell on certain detailsme fijé en ciertos detalles
8. (= be one's duty) = fall to A2
fall out VI + ADV
1. [person, object] → caerse (of de)
2. (Mil) → romper filas
3. (fig) (= quarrel) to fall out (with sb) (over sth)enfadarse or (LAm) enojarse (con algn) (por algo)
4. (= happen) it fell out thatresultó que
events fell out (just) as we had hopedtodo salió como habíamos deseado
fall over
A. VI + ADV [person, object] → caer, caerse
B. VI + PREP
1. [+ object] → tropezar con
2. (fig) he was falling over himself or over backwards to be politese desvivía en atenciones
they were falling over each other to get itse pegaban por conseguirlo
fall through VI + ADV [plans etc] → fracasar
fall to
A. VI + PREP
1. (= begin) to fall to doing sthempezar or ponerse a hacer algo
he fell to wondering if/to thinking (about)empezó a preguntarse si/a pensar (en) ...
2. (= be one's duty) → corresponder a, tocar a
it falls to me to sayme corresponde a mí decir ...
the responsibility falls to youla responsabilidad es tuya or recae en ti
B. VI + ADV (= begin working) → ponerse a trabajar; (= begin eating) → empezar a comer
fall to!¡a ello!, ¡vamos!
fall upon VI + PREP
see fall on

fall

[ˈfɔːl]
n
(= trip, accident) → chute f
to have a fall → faire une chute
She had a nasty fall → Elle a fait une mauvaise chute.
(= decrease) (in prices, profits, output, productivity)baisse f
a fall in sth [+ prices, profits, output, productivity] → une baisse de qch
a fall in value → une dépréciation
a fall of 10% → une baisse de 10%
(= collapse) [government, regime, leader] → chute f
the fall of communism → la chute du communisme
(US) (= autumn) → automne m
in the fall of 2003 → en automne 2003
a fall of snow (British)une chute de neige
falls npl (= waterfall) → chute f d'eau, cascade f Niagara Falls
vi [fell] [ˈfɛl] (pt) [fallen] [ˈfɔːlən] (pp)
(= topple down) [person, object] → tomber; [building] → s'écrouler, s'effondrer
He tripped and fell → Il a trébuché et il est tombé.
to fall flat on one's face [person] → tomber de tout son long, s'étaler de tout son long
to fall flat [joke] → tomber à plat; [plan] → échouer, tomber à l'eau
(= come down) [snow, rain] → tomber; [bomb] → tomber
to fall to bits, to fall to pieces [object] → tomber en morceaux; [building] → tomber en ruine; [person] → craquer
(= drop, decrease) [prices, profits, value, currency, output, productivity] → baisser
Prices are falling → Les prix baissent.
(= collapse, be unsuccessful) [government, regime, leader] → tomber; (militarily) [city, country] → tomber
to fall from power → être destitué(e)
to fall short of [+ sb's expectations] → ne pas répondre à; [+ requirements] → ne pas correspondre à
(= descend) [darkness, shadow] → tomber; [silence] → tomber
(= occur) → tomber
to fall on a Tuesday → tomber un mardi
Christmas falls on a Sunday → Noël tombe un dimanche.
(= become) to fall ill → tomber malade
to fall pregnant → tomber enceinte
to fall victim to sb/sth → être victime de qch/qch
to fall in love → tomber amoureux/euse
to fall in love with sb → tomber amoureux/euse de qn
(= be incumbent) to fall to sb [responsibility, duty] → incomber à qn
to fall to sb to do sth → incomber à qn de faire qch, revenir à qn de faire qch
fall apart
vi
[object, building] → tomber en morceaux; [system] → s'écrouler, s'effondrer
[person] (emotionally)craquer
fall away
vi
[ground] → descendre en pente
(= decrease) [support, demand] → diminuer
fall back
vi [army, soldiers] → se replier
fall back into
vt fus [+ routine, old habits] → retomber dans
fall back on
vt fusse rabattre sur
to have something to fall back on (money)avoir quelque chose en réserve; (job)avoir une solution de rechange
fall behind
vi [pupil] → prendre du retard; [country] → prendre du retard; [athlete] (in competition)se faire distancer
to fall behind with one's payments → prendre du retard dans ses paiements
vt fus [+ fellow pupils] → se faire distancer par; [+ competitors] (in race)se faire distancer par; (in business)se faire distancer par
fall down
vi
[person] → tomber
She fell down → Elle est tombée.
[building] → s'effondrer, s'écrouler
The house is slowly falling down → La maison est en train de s'écrouler., La maison est en train de s'effondrer.
fall for
vt fus
[+ trick] → se laisser prendre à
They fell for it → Ils s'y sont laissé prendre., Ils se sont vraiment fait avoir.
[+ person] → tomber amoureux/euse de
She's falling for him → Elle est en train de tomber amoureuse de lui.
fall in
vi
(= collapse) [roof] → s'effondrer
[soldiers] → former les rangs
fall into
vt fus (= be part of) [+ category, group] → appartenir à
Which group do you fall into? → À quel groupe appartenez-vous?
fall in with
vt fus (= go along with) [+ sb's plans] → accepter
fall off
vi
(= come off) [person, object] → tomber
(= diminish, decrease) [demand, support] → baisser, diminuer
vt fus [+ shelf, cliff, horse] → tomber de
The book fell off the shelf → Le livre est tombé de l'étagère.
fall on
vt fus
his eyes fell on ... (= he noticed) → son regard tomba sur ...
(= attack) [+ enemy] → fondre sur
[+ food] → se jeter sur
fall open
vi [book] → s'ouvrir; [dress, robe] → s'entrebâiller
fall out
vi
[friends] → se brouiller
to fall out with somebody → se brouiller avec quelqu'un
[hair] → tomber
fall over
vi
(= fall down) → tomber
He tripped and fell over → Il a trébuché et il est tombé.
to fall over o.s. to do sth → se mettre en quatre pour faire qch
fall through
vi [plan, project] → tomber à l'eau; [deal, sale] → échouer
Our plans have fallen through → Nos projets sont tombés à l'eau.

fall

vb: pret <fell>, ptp <fallen>
n
(lit, fig: = tumble) → Fall m no pl, → Sturz m; (= decline: of empire etc) → Untergang m; the Fall (of Man) (Eccl) → der Sündenfall; to break somebody’s falljds Fall auffangen; to have a fall(hin)fallen, stürzen; he had several fallser ist mehrmals hingefallen or gestürzt; she had a bad fallsie ist schwer gestürzt; to head or ride for a fallin sein Verderben rennen
(= defeat, of town, fortress etc) → Einnahme f, → Eroberung f; (of Troy)Fall m; (of country)Zusammenbruch m; (of government)Sturz m
fall of rain/snowRegen-/Schneefall m; fall of rockSteinschlag m; there was another heavy fall (of snow) last nightes hat heute Nacht wieder viel geschneit
(of night)Einbruch m
(= lowering)Sinken nt; (in temperature) → Abfall m, → Sinken nt; (sudden) → Sturz m; (of barometer)Fallen nt; (sudden) → Sturz m; (in wind) → Nachlassen nt; (in revs, population, membership) → Abnahme f; (in graph) → Abfall m; (in morals) → Verfall m; (of prices, currency, gradual) → Sinken nt; (sudden) → Sturz m; fall in demand (Comm) → Nachfragerückgang m
(= slope: of roof, ground) → Gefälle nt; (steeper) → Abfall m
(= waterfall: also falls) → Wasserfall m; the Niagara Fallsder Niagarafall
(Wrestling) → Schultersieg m
(= hang, of curtains etc) → Fall m
(US: = autumn) → Herbst m; in the fallim Herbst
vi
(lit, fig: = tumble) → fallen; (Sport, from a height, badly) → stürzen; (object, to the ground) → herunterfallen; to fall to one’s deathtödlich abstürzen; to fall into a trapin die Falle gehen
(= hang down: hair, clothes etc) → fallen; her hair kept falling into her eyesihr fielen dauernd die Haare in die Augen
(snow, rain)fallen
(= drop, temperature, price) → fallen, sinken; (population, membership etc)abnehmen; (voice)sich senken; (wind)sich legen, nachlassen; (land)abfallen; (graph, curve, rate)abnehmen; (steeply) → abfallen; her eyes fellsie schlug die Augen nieder (geh); his face feller machte ein langes Gesicht; to fall in somebody’s estimation or eyesin jds Achtung (dat)sinken
(= be defeated, country) → eingenommen werden; (city, fortress)fallen, erobert or eingenommen werden; (government, ruler)gestürzt werden; to fall to the enemyvom Feind eingenommen werden; (fortress, town also)vom Feind erobert werden
(= be killed)fallen; to fall in battlefallen
(night)hereinbrechen; (silence)eintreten
(Bibl) → den Sündenfall tun; (old, girl) → die Unschuld or Ehre verlieren (dated); when Adam fellnach Adams Sündenfall
(= occur, birthday, Easter etc) → fallen (→ on auf +acc); (accent)liegen (→ on auf +dat); (= be classified)gehören (→ under in +acc), → fallen (→ under unter +acc); it falls under another categorydas gehört in or fällt in eine andere Kategorie; that falls within/outside the scope of …das fällt in/nicht in den Bereich +gen…, das liegt innerhalb/außerhalb des Bereichs +gen
(= be naturally divisible)zerfallen, sich gliedern (→ into in +acc); to fall into three sectionssich in drei Teile gliedern; to fall into categoriessich in Kategorien gliedern lassen
(fig) her eyes fell on a strange objectihr Blick fiel auf einen merkwürdigen Gegenstand; where do you think the responsibility/blame for that will fall?wem wird Ihrer Meinung nach die Verantwortung dafür/die Schuld daran gegeben?
(= become)werden; to fall asleepeinschlafen; to fall illkrank werden, erkranken (geh); to fall in love with somebodysich in jdn verlieben; to fall out of love with somebodyaufhören, jdn zu lieben; she’s forever falling in and out of lovesie verliebt sich dauernd neu
(= pass into a certain state) to fall into decline (building) → verkommen; (economy) → schlechter werden; to fall into ruin(zur Ruine) verfallen; to fall into decayverfallen; to fall into a deep sleepin tiefen Schlaf fallen or sinken; to fall into temptationin Versuchung geraten; to fall into conversation (with somebody)(mit jdm) ins Gespräch kommen; to fall into a state of unconsciousnessdas Bewusstsein verlieren, in Ohnmacht fallen; to fall into a comain ein Koma fallen; to fall into disarrayin Unordnung geraten; to fall into bad habitsin schlechte Gewohnheiten verfallen; to fall apart or to pieces (chairs, cars, book etc)aus dem Leim gehen (inf); (clothes, curtains)sich in Wohlgefallen auflösen (inf); (house)verfallen; (system, company, sb’s life)aus den Fugen geraten or gehen; I fell apart when he left memeine Welt brach zusammen, als er mich verließ
to fall to doing something (= start)anfangen, etw zu tun
(in set constructions see also n, adj etc) to fall into the hands of somebodyjdm in die Hände fallen; to fall among thievesunter die Räuber fallen or geraten

fall

:
fall line
n (Sci) → Fall-Linie f
fall-off
nRückgang m, → Abnahme f; (in numbers, attendances) → Abfall m; (in speed) → Verringerung f; (in enthusiasm, support) → Nachlassen nt

fall

[fɔːl] (fell (vb: pt) (fallen (pp)))
1. n
a. (gen) → caduta; (decrease) → diminuzione f, calo; (in prices) → ribasso; (in temperature) → abbassamento
he had a bad fall → ha fatto una brutta caduta
a fall of earth → uno smottamento
a fall of snow (Brit) → una nevicata
a heavy/light fall of rain → una pioggia forte/leggera
b. (Am) (autumn) → autunno
in the fall → in autunno
see also falls
2. vi
a. (gen) → cadere; (building) → crollare; (decrease, temperature, price) → abbassarsi, diminuire
night is falling → scende la notte
darkness is falling → si fa buio
to fall to or on one's knees → cadere in ginocchio
to fall on one's feet → cadere in piedi
to let sth fall → lasciar cadere qc
to let fall that ... → lasciar capire che...
to fall into bad habits or bad ways → prendere delle cattive abitudini
to fall into conversation with sb → mettersi a parlare con qn
his poems fall into three categories → le sue poesie si dividono in tre categorie
to fall from grace (Rel) → perdere la grazia di Dio (fig) → cadere in disgrazia
he fell in my estimation → ha perso ai miei occhi
it all began to fall into place (fig) → ha cominciato a prendere forma
the responsibility falls on you → la responsabilità ricade su di te
my birthday falls on a Saturday → il mio compleanno cade di sabato
he fell to wondering if ... → si mise a pensare se...
it falls to me to say ... (frm) → tocca a me or è mio compito dire...
to fall short of (sb's expectations) → non corrispondere a (perfection) → non raggiungere
the dart fell short of the board → la freccetta è caduta poco prima del bersaglio
to fall flat (on one's face) → cadere bocconi (subj, joke, party) → essere un fiasco (plan) → fallire, fare cilecca
to fall foul of → scontrarsi con
b. (become) to fall asleepaddormentarsi
to fall into arrears → accumulare degli arretrati
to fall due → scadere
to fall ill → ammalarsi
to fall in love (with sb/sth) → innamorarsi (di qn/qc)
to fall silent → farsi silenzioso/a
fall about vi + adv (fig) (fam) → torcersi dalle risa
fall apart vi + advcadere a pezzi (fig) → crollare
fall away vi + adv (slope steeply, ground) → scendere; (crumble, plaster) → scrostarsi, sgretolarsi (fig) (diminish) → diminuire
fall back vi + adv (retreat) → indietreggiare (Mil) → ritirarsi
fall back on vi + adv + prep (also, fig) to have sth to fall back onavere qc di riserva
fall behind vi + adv (in race) → rimanere indietro (fig) (with payments) → essere in arretrato; (with work) → essere indietro
fall down vi + adv (person) → cadere; (building, hopes) → crollare
but it falls down in one aspect (fig) → ma ha un punto debole
to fall down on the job (fig) → non essere all'altezza del lavoro
fall for vi + prep
a. (fam) (person) → prendere una cotta per, innamorarsi di
b. (fam) (be deceived by) to fall for a trick (or a story )cascarci
fall in
1. vi + adv
a. (person) → cadere dentro; (roof, walls) → crollare
b. (Mil) → mettersi in riga, allinearsi
2. vi + prep to fall in(to)cadere in
fall in with vi + adv + prep
to fall in with sb (meet) → trovare qn
to fall in with sb's plans (person) → trovarsi d'accordo con i progetti di qn (event) → coincidere con i progetti di qn
fall off
1. vi + adv (person, leaf) → cadere; (part) → staccarsi; (diminish, demand, numbers, interest) → diminuire, abbassarsi; (quality) → scadere
2. vi + prepcadere da
fall on fall upon vi + prep (attack) → scagliarsi su; (responsibility) → ricadere su
fall out vi + adv
a. (person, object) to fall out (of)cadere (da)
b. (Mil) → rompere le righe
c. (fig) (quarrel) to fall out (with sb over sth)litigare (con qn per qc)
d. (happen) it fell out that ...è andata a finire che...
events fell out (just) as we had hoped → andò a finire proprio come avevamo sperato
fall over
1. vi + advcadere
2. vi + prep he fell over the tableè inciampato nel tavolino ed è caduto
he was falling over himself or over backwards to be polite (fam) → si faceva in quattro per essere gentile
they were falling over each other to get it (fam) → si accapigliavano per averlo
fall through vi + adv (plan, project) → fallire
fall upon vi + prep = fall on

fall

(foːl) past tense fell (fel) : past participle ˈfallen verb
1. to go down from a higher level usually unintentionally. The apple fell from the tree; Her eye fell on an old book.
2. (often with over) to go down to the ground etc from an upright position, usually by accident. She fell (over).
3. to become lower or less. The temperature is falling.
4. to happen or occur. Easter falls early this year.
5. to enter a certain state or condition. She fell asleep; They fell in love.
6. (formal. only with it as subject) to come as one's duty etc: It falls to me to take care of the children.
noun
1. the act of falling. He had a fall.
2. (a quantity of) something that has fallen. a fall of snow.
3. capture or (political) defeat. the fall of Rome.
4. (American) the autumn. Leaves change colour in the fall.
falls noun plural
a waterfall. the Niagara Falls.
ˈfallout noun
radioactive dust from a nuclear explosion etc.
his/her etc face fell
he, she etc looked suddenly disappointed.
fall away
1. to become less in number. The crowd began to fall away.
2. to slope downwards. The ground fell away steeply.
fall back
to move back or stop moving forward.
fall back on
to use, or to go to for help, finally when everything else has been tried. Whatever happens you have your father's money to fall back on.
fall behind
1. to be slower than (someone else). Hurry up! You're falling behind (the others); He is falling behind in his schoolwork.
2. (with with) to become late in regular payment, letter-writing etc. Don't fall behind with the rent!
fall down (sometimes with on)
to fail (in). He's falling down on his job.
fall flat
(especially of jokes etc) to fail completely or to have no effect. Her joke fell flat.
fall for
1. to be deceived by (something). I made up a story to explain why I had not been at work and he fell for it.
2. to fall in love with (someone). He has fallen for your sister.
fall in with
1. to join with (someone) for company. On the way home we fell in with some friends.
2. to agree with (a plan, idea etc). They fell in with our suggestion.
fall off
to become smaller in number or amount. Audiences often fall off during the summer.
fall on/upon
to attack. The robbers fell on the old man and beat him; They fell hungrily upon the food.
fall out (sometimes with with)
to quarrel. I have fallen out with my sister.
fall short (often with of)
to be not enough or not good enough etc. The money we have falls short of what we need.
fall through
(of plans etc) to fail or come to nothing. Our plans fell through.

fall

سُقُوط, يَقِعُ pád, padat fald, falde fallen, Sturz πέφτω, πτώση caer, caída pudota, pudotus chute, tomber pad, pasti cadere, caduta 落ちる, 落下 추락, 추락하다 val, vallen fall, falle spadek, spaść cair, queda падать, падение fall, ramla การหล่นลงมา, หล่น düşmek, düşüş ngã, sự rơi 落下

fall

n. caída; [season] otoño;
vi. caer; caerse;
to ___ asleepquedarse dormido-a;
to ___ backecharse atrás;
to ___ behindatrasarse, quedarse atrás;
to ___ shortfaltar, ser deficiente.

fall

n caída; (in level of something being measured) descenso, disminución f, baja; (season) otoño; to prevent falls.. prevenir las caídas; vi (pret fell; pp fallen) caerse; bajar(se); to — down caerse