fall Definition

  • 1to suddenly go down onto the ground or towards the ground without intending to or by accident
  • 2the season of the year between summer and winter when leaves fall from trees
  • 3a decrease in amount, value, or level

Using fall: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fall" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She fell off her bike and scraped her knee.

  • Example

    The stock market fell sharply yesterday.

  • Example

    I always feel a bit sad when summer turns to fall.

  • Example

    The temperature has fallen below freezing.

  • Example

    He fell in love with her at first sight.

fall Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using fall

  • to be ignored or disregarded by others


    I tried to warn him about the danger, but my words fell on deaf ears.

  • to lose respect or status due to one's actions


    After the scandal, the politician fell from grace and was forced to resign.

  • to fail to happen or be completed as planned


    Our vacation plans fell through when the airline went bankrupt.

Phrases with fall

  • to break into pieces or become disorganized


    The old house is falling apart and needs a lot of repairs.

  • to fail to keep up with others or with work


    If you don't study hard, you'll fall behind in your classes.

  • to be deceived or tricked by someone


    She fell for his lies and lost all her money.

Origins of fall

from Old English 'feallan'


Summary: fall in Brief

The verb 'fall' [fɔːl] means to suddenly drop or descend, often unintentionally, as in 'She fell off her bike.' It also refers to the season of autumn, and a decrease in amount or value, as in 'The stock market fell sharply.' Common phrases include 'fall apart,' meaning to break or become disorganized, and 'fall behind,' meaning to fail to keep up with others. Idioms like 'fall on deaf ears' and 'fall from grace' denote being ignored or losing respect, respectively.

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