fall

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noun
1 accident
ADJECTIVE
bad, nasty, terrible

She took a bad fall while out riding.

accidental
VERB + FALL
have, suffer, take

The doctor says she's had a very nasty fall.

break, cushion

Luckily a bush broke his fall.

survive

The chances of surviving a fall under a train are almost nil.

prevent
PREPOSITION
in a/the fall

He was hurt in a fall at his home yesterday.

fall from

She broke her neck in a fall from a horse.

2 of snow/rocks
ADJECTIVE
heavy
light
fresh

a fresh fall of snow

rock, snow (usually snowfall)
PREPOSITION
fall of

covered by a light fall of volcanic ash

3 decrease
ADJECTIVE
big, dramatic, great, large, marked, massive, significant, substantial

a big fall in house prices

This triggered the recent dramatic falls on the Tokyo stock exchange.

modest, slight, small
steady
rapid, sharp, steep, sudden
unexpected
continuing, further
overall (esp. BrE)
catastrophic
VERB + FALL
bring, cause, contribute to, lead to, trigger
see, suffer

Share prices suffered a slight fall yesterday.

record, reveal (esp. BrE), show

The opinion polls show a significant fall in her popularity.

report

Both companies reported a fall in profits in the first quarter of this year.

represent (esp. BrE)

This figure represents a fall of 21% on the same period last year.

FALL + VERB
occur

The fall in age at first marriage occurred during the second half of the 18th century.

PREPOSITION
fall in

a large fall in share prices

4 defeat
VERB + FALL
bring about, cause, contribute to, lead to

the actions that led to his eventual fall from power

PREPOSITION
fall from
PHRASES
the rise and fall of sth

a book charting the rise and fall of the Habsburg Empire

5 (AmE) autumn
ADJECTIVE
last, this past
the following, next, this, this coming
early, late
FALL + NOUN
weather
color

The trees were on fire with vibrant fall colors.

foliage

New England's gorgeous fall foliage

harvest
equinox
semester, term

He returned to school a month into the fall semester.

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verb
1 drop to the ground
ADVERB
heavily

She fell heavily to the ground.

steadily

The rain was falling steadily.

freely

Tears fell freely from her eyes.

limply

Her hands fell limply to her sides.

down, off, overboard

A tile fell off the roof.

He fell overboard in heavy seas.

VERB + FALL
be about to
let sb/sth

She lifted her arm, but then let it fall.

PREPOSITION
from

He fell from the fourth floor.

into

One of the kids fell into the river.

on

the snow falling on the fields

onto

Loose bricks were falling down onto the ground.

to

The plate fell to the floor.

2 suddenly stop standing
ADVERB
almost, nearly

He stumbled and almost fell.

headlong

She fell headlong, with a cry of alarm.

down, over

One of the children fell over.

backwards/backward, forward
VERB + FALL
be about to

The house looked as if it was about to fall down.

PHRASES
stumble and fall, trip and fall
3 decrease
ADVERB
dramatically, rapidly, sharply, significantly, steeply

The price of coal fell sharply.

slightly
steadily
VERB + FALL
be expected to, be likely to

Demand is likely to fall by some 15%.

continue to
PREPOSITION
below

Winter temperatures never fall below 10°C.

by

Expenditure on education fell by 10% last year.

from

The number of people unemployed has fallen from two million to just over one and a half million.

to

Her voice fell to a whisper.

4 belong to a group
ADVERB
squarely
PREPOSITION
into

Out of over 400 staff there are just 14 that fall into this category.

outside

That topic falls outside the scope of this thesis.

under

This falls under the heading of scientific research.

within

This case falls squarely within the committee's jurisdiction.

Fall is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑amount, ↑anniversary, ↑ash, ↑attendance, ↑axe, ↑barometer, ↑blossom, ↑blow, ↑bomb, ↑catch, ↑circulation, ↑cliff, ↑coalition, ↑concentration, ↑confetti, ↑confidence, ↑consumption, ↑cost, ↑count, ↑curl, ↑currency, ↑curtain, ↑darkness, ↑debris, ↑deficit, ↑demand, ↑density, ↑dew, ↑drip, ↑drizzle, ↑drop, ↑dusk, ↑dust, ↑emission, ↑empire, ↑employment, ↑enrolment, ↑expenditure, ↑export, ↑eye, ↑face, ↑fort, ↑fortress, ↑fortune, ↑funding, ↑gaze, ↑government, ↑hail, ↑hair, ↑head, ↑horse, ↑hush, ↑import, ↑incidence, ↑income, ↑index, ↑inflation, ↑investment, ↑leaf, ↑level, ↑light, ↑missile, ↑moonlight, ↑mortality, ↑night, ↑number, ↑odds, ↑output, ↑percentage, ↑population, ↑premium, ↑pressure, ↑price, ↑production, ↑productivity, ↑profit, ↑proportion, ↑rain, ↑rate, ↑rating, ↑receipt, ↑record, ↑regime, ↑rent, ↑reserve, ↑revenue, ↑sale, ↑shadow, ↑share, ↑shell, ↑silence, ↑size, ↑skirt, ↑snow, ↑snowflake, ↑spending, ↑standard, ↑standing, ↑stock, ↑stress, ↑sunlight, ↑supply, ↑support, ↑tax, ↑tear, ↑temperature, ↑tide, ↑total, ↑tourism, ↑tower, ↑trade, ↑tree, ↑turnover, ↑unemployment, ↑value, ↑volume, ↑vote, ↑wage, ↑wall, ↑waterfall, ↑wave, ↑weight, ↑word, ↑workforce
Fall is used with these nouns as the object: ↑heir, ↑per cent, ↑point, ↑victim

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  • Fall — (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr. sfa llein… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fall — [fôl] vi. fell, fallen, falling [ME fallen < OE feallan, to fall, akin to Ger fallen < IE base * phol , to fall > Lith púolu, to fall] I to come down by the force of gravity; drop; descend 1. to come down because detached, pushed,… …   English World dictionary

  • Fall — bezeichnet: Absturz (Unfall), ein Sturz aus gewisser Höhe Freier Fall, die durch Gravitation bewirkte Bewegung eines Körpers Fall (Tau), in der Seemannssprache eine Leine zum Hochziehen und Herablassen von Segeln, Ruderblättern oder Schwertern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fall — ► VERB (past fell; past part. fallen) 1) move rapidly and without control from a higher to a lower level. 2) collapse to the ground. 3) (fall off) become detached and drop to the ground. 4) hang down. 5) (of someone s f …   English terms dictionary

  • Fall — Fall, n. 1. The act of falling; a dropping or descending be the force of gravity; descent; as, a fall from a horse, or from the yard of ship. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of dropping or tumbling from an erect posture; as, he was walking on ice, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fall [1] — Fall, 1) die Bewegung, in welcher alle Körper von geringerer Masse, in Folge der Anziehungskraft der Massen gegen den Mittelpunkt größerer Körper, mit einer der größeren Masse letzterer proportionirten Schnelligkeit getrieben werden, in so fern… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fall — Fall, v. t. 1. To let fall; to drop. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For every tear he falls, a Trojan bleeds. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To sink; to depress; as, to fall the voice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. To diminish; to lessen or lower. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fall — Fall, I Will Follow Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fall, I Will Follow Álbum de Lacrimas Profundere Publicación 2002 Género(s) Gothic Rock …   Wikipedia Español

  • fall — fall, drop, sink, slump, subside are comparable when they mean to go or to let go downward freely. They are seldom close synonyms, however, because of various specific and essential implications that tend to separate and distinguish them. Fall,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fall — fall·er; prat·fall; re·fall; crest·fall·en·ly; crest·fall·en·ness; pratt·fall; …   English syllables

  • fall — [n1] descent; lowering abatement, belly flop*, cut, decline, declivity, decrease, diminution, dip, dive, downgrade, downward slope, drop, dwindling, ebb, falling off, header*, incline, lapse, lessening, nose dive*, plummet, plunge, pratfall*,… …   New thesaurus

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