break one's fall

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Definition of break one's fall

: to helped make one's fall less forceful The bushes beneath the window helped to break his fall.

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“Break one's fall.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20one's%20fall. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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