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fall

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1 the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily

  • a bad fall that resulted in several broken bones
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3 a loss of status

  • being sent back to the minor leagues was quite a fall for the once-promising pitcher
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4 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude

  • panicked during his first unassisted fall when his parachute's rip cord didn't respond to the first tug
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5 the amount by which something is lessened

  • that year the fall in prices was 10 cents for a gallon of regular gas
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6 usually falls plural a fall of water usually from a great height

  • tourists were shocked to see a man jump into the water and go over the falls
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7 a downward slope

  • the sharp fall of the land sends rivers rushing to the seas
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fall

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1 to go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily

  • better sand that walkway before somebody falls on the ice
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2 to yield to the control or power of enemy forces

  • the city fell after weeks of merciless bombardment
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3 to go to a lower level especially abruptly

  • word soon got out that the movie was no good, and box-office receipts fell like a rock
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5 to lead or extend downward

  • the lake bottom falls sharply just a few feet from the shoreline, so be careful
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6 to undergo defeat

  • not surprisingly, the novice player fell to a much stronger opponent
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take the count

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7 to commit an offense

  • even saints can fall
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break the law, fall from grace

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8 to stop living

  • if their brave leader falls, the men will lose their courage
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bite the dust, buy it (or buy the farm), give up the ghost, kick the bucket, snuff it [British]

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