fall victim to

Definition of fall victim to

  1. 1 :  to be attacked, injured, or killed by (someone or something) Police think she may have fallen victim to a serial killer.

  2. 2 :  to be affected badly by (something) She fell victim to the flu. He fell victim to a scam. schools falling victim to budget cuts

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. :  the act of falling by the force of gravity

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

  1. :  of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

  1. :  a living being sacrificed to a deity or in the performance of a religious rite

    :  one that is acted on and usually adversely affected by a force or agent : such as

    :  one that is injured, destroyed, or sacrificed under any of various conditions

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