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fall out

verb

Definition of fall out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  quarrel; also :  to cut off relations over a quarrel <former friends who have fallen out>

  3. 2 :  turn out, happen <expected to be in the States … , but things fell out otherwise — Mark Twain>

  4. 3 a :  to leave one's place in the ranks b :  to leave a building in order to take one's place in a military formation



Examples of fall out in a sentence

  1. <club members were soon falling out about how to spend the money they'd made washing cars>

  2. <I had planned to have a sports career, but things fell out otherwise.>



15th Century

First Known Use of fall out

15th century


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