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'fall' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'fall'
1. the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
women have been blamed ever since the Fall
2. the season when the leaves fall from the trees
in the fall of 1973
3. a sudden drop from an upright position
4. a downward slope or bend
5. a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
a fall from virtue
6. a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
the fall of the House of Hapsburg
7. a movement downward
the rise and fall of the tides
8. the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions)
9. the time of day immediately following sunset
they finished before the fall of night
10. when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
11. a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
12. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

'fall' - used as a verb
13. descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
The branch fell from the tree
The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
14. move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
The barometer is falling
The curtain fell on the diva
Her hand went up and then fell again
15. pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
fall into a trap
She fell ill
They fell out of favor
Fall in love
fall asleep
fall prey to an imposter
fall into a strange way of thinking
she fell to pieces after she lost her work
16. come under, be classified or included
fall into a category
17. fall from clouds
rain, snow and sleet were falling
18. suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
We must stand or fall
fall by the wayside
19. decrease in size, extent, or range
The cabin pressure fell dramatically
her weight fall to under a hundred pounds
his voice fell to a whisper
20. die, as in battle or in a hunt
Many soldiers fell at Verdun
The shooting victim fell dead
21. touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
Light fell on her face
22. be captured
The cities fell to the enemy
23. occur at a specified time or place
Christmas falls on a Monday this year
The accent falls on the first syllable
24. yield to temptation or sin
Adam and Eve fell
25. lose office or power
The government fell overnight
The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
26. to be given by assignment or distribution
The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team
The onus fell on us
The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student
27. move in a specified direction
The line of men fall forward
28. be due
payments fall on the 1st of the month
29. lose one's chastity
30. to be given by right or inheritance
The estate fell to the oldest daughter
31. come into the possession of
32. fall to somebody by assignment or lot
The task fell to me
It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
33. be inherited by
The estate fell to my sister
34. slope downward
The hills around here fall towards the ocean
35. lose an upright position suddenly
The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table
Her hair fell across her forehead
36. drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
She fell back in her chair
He fell to his knees
37. fall or flow in a certain way
38. assume a disappointed or sad expression
Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off
his crest fell
39. be cast down
his eyes fell
40. come out; issue
silly phrases fell from her mouth
41. be born, used chiefly of lambs
The lambs fell in the afternoon
42. begin vigorously
The prisoners fell to work right away
43. go as if by falling
Grief fell from our hearts
44. come as if by falling
Night fell
Silence fell

derived forms
1. Fall / Plural
falls
2. Fall / Past
fell
3. Fall / Third Person
falls
4. Fall / Present Participle
falling
5. Fall / Past Participle
fallen
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Antonym
  • rise
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