- (UK) enPR: fôl, IPA: /fɔːl/, SAMPA: /fO:l/
- (US) enPR: fäl, IPA: /fɑl/, SAMPA: /fAl/
Audio (US) noicon (file)
- Rhymes: -ɔːl
Third person singular
- (intransitive) To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity.
- Thrown from a cliff, the stone fell 100 feet before hitting the ground.
- (intransitive) To come down, to drop or descend.
- The rain fell at dawn.
- (intransitive) To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself.
- He fell to the floor and begged for mercy.
- (intransitive) To be brought to the ground.
- (intransitive) To collapse; to be overthrown or defeated.
- Rome fell to the Goths in 410 AD.
- (intransitive, literary) To die, especially in battle.
- This is a monument to all those who fell in the First World War.
- (transitive) To be allotted to; to arrive through chance or fate.
- And so it falls to me to make this important decision.
- (intransitive) To become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc).
- The candidate's poll ratings fell abruptly after the banking scandal.
- (intransitive, followed by a determining word) To become; to be affected by or befallen with a calamity; to change into the state described by the adjective that follows; to become prostrated literally or figuratively (see Usage notes below).
- Our senator fell into disrepute because of the banking scandal.
- (copulative) To become.
- She has fallen ill.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (transitive, archaic) To cause something to descend to the ground; especially to cause a tree to descend to the ground by cutting it down.
- The sense "to become" is now only used in certain set phrases and expressions; see Derived terms below.
- (move to a lower position under the effect of gravity): drop, plummet, plunge
- (come down): come down, descend, drop
- (come to the ground deliberately): drop, lower oneself, prostrate oneself
- (be brought to the ground):
- (collapse; be overthrown or defeated): be beaten by, be defeated by, be overthrown by, be smitten by, be vanquished by,
- (die): die
- (be allotted to): be the responsibility of, be up to
- (become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc)): dip, drop
- (become): become, get
- (cause (something) to descend to the ground): cut down (of a tree), fell, knock down, knock over, strike down
- (come down): ascend, go up, rise
- (come to the ground deliberately): get up, pick oneself up, stand up
- (collapse; be overthrown or defeated): beat, defeat, overthrow, smite, vanquish
- (become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc)): rise
- The act of moving in a fluid or vacuum under the effect of gravity to a lower position.
- A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc.
- Patrono:Chiefly Autumn.
- A loss of greatness or status.
- the fall of Rome
- (cricket, of a wicket) The action of a batsman being out.
- Patrono:Curling A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction
- (slang, US) Blame; punishment
- He set up his rival to take the fall.
- See falls
- (act of moving under the effect of gravity from a point to a lower point): descent, drop
- (reduction): decrease, dip, drop, lowering, reduction
- (season): autumn
- (loss of greatness or status): downfall
- (blame; punishment): rap
- (act of moving under the effect of gravity from a point to a lower point): ascent, rise
- (reduction): increase, rise
- (loss of greatness or status): ascent, rise
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- IPA: [fadl]
- IPA: /fal/
- falla v
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