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fall

fall

 
pronunciation:
fawl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
fall back on, fall under, fall behind
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part of speech: verb
inflections: falls, falling, fell, fallen
definition 1: to drop downward from a higher place; descend.
At the end of the play, the curtain fell.He fell from the top of the tree.
 
synonyms:
descend, drop, plunge
antonyms:
ascend, rise
similar words:
cascade, come down, decline, topple, tumble
definition 2: to become less; go down in amount, volume, or degree.
The price of gasoline fell last month.The students' voices fell to a whisper when the teacher walked in.
synonyms:
abate, decrease, diminish, drop, ebb, lessen
antonyms:
rise
similar words:
decline, dip, drop off, dwindle, fade
definition 3: to hang down.
His hair fell in curls over his forehead.
synonyms:
hang
similar words:
dangle, drop
definition 4: to be taken over by force; be defeated or overthrown.
After three days of battle, our city fell to the attackers.
similar words:
surrender
definition 5: to happen; occur.
Night fell and the children got ready for bed.
synonyms:
happen, occur, take place
similar words:
befall, come
definition 6: to become; pass into a particular condition or position.
She fell ill.He fell behind in his work.
synonyms:
become
similar words:
drop, lapse, take
phrase: fall back on
phrase: fall under
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or condition of falling to a lower place.
The climber had a bad fall.We watched the fall of the leaves.
synonyms:
descent, drop, tumble
antonyms:
ascent, rise
similar words:
dive, spill, stumble
definition 2: (usually plural) a sudden drop in a river or stream that causes water to fall; waterfall.
The Niagara Falls drop about one hundred and sixty feet.
synonyms:
cascade, waterfall
similar words:
cataract
definition 3: a defeat or capture by force.
The fall of King Rufus led to civil war.
synonyms:
capture, defeat
similar words:
overthrow, sack, surrender
definition 4: autumn.
Fall is the harvest season in this part of the country.
synonyms:
autumn
phrase: fall behind
derivation: falling (n.)
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