fall in

verb

fell in; fallen in; falling in; falls in

intransitive verb

1
: to sink inward
the roof fell in
2
: to take one's proper place in a military formation
Phrases
fall in with
1
: to concur with
had to fall in with her wishes
2
: to harmonize with
it falls in exactly with my views
3
: to begin associating with
she fell in with a bad crowd

Examples of fall in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, preference for China fell in the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. Koh Ewe, TIME, 2 Apr. 2024 The following year, on August 12, 2045, 15 states will fall in the path of totality for another eclipse — starting in Northern California and culminating in southern Florida. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Apr. 2024 The path of totality is how the agency refers to the specific locations on Earth that fall in the center of the moon's shadow. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 1 Apr. 2024 Brendan Morrow Jerrod Carmichael does not recommend falling in love with your best friend. USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2024 With anticipation gearing up for the rare opportunity, clear skies will be essential to viewing the eclipse, especially since most of Michigan doesn't fall in the path of totality. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 31 Mar. 2024 On Peyton Place, Rush starred as Marsha Russell, who falls in love with Ed Nelson’s character as the series concludes. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Mar. 2024 Here's how much snow has fallen in 2024 so far Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park Unlike other historic places to stay at the national park, Phantom Ranch is nestled at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2024 And since 1980, acceptance of LGBTQ+ people has fallen in 57 countries. Lz Granderson, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fall in was in 1719

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“Fall in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20in. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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