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fall

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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7 to commit an offense
  • even saints can fall

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8 to stop living
  • if their brave leader falls, the men will lose their courage

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fall

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of fall (Entry 2 of 2)

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fall. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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