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English definition of “fall”

fall

verb [I] (BE DEFEATED)   /fɔl/ (past tense fell  /fel/, past participle fallen  /ˈfɔ·lən/)
to be defeated or fail: The city fell to the enemy. If soldiers fall, they die: The statue honors soldiers who fell in battle.
(Definition of fall verb (BE DEFEATED) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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