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falling

verb
present participle of 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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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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“Falling.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/falling. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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