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English definition of “fall down”

fall down

verb uk phrasal verb with fall   /fɔːl/ us    /fɑːl/ (fell, fallen)

(FALL)

B1 to fall to the ground: Our apple tree fell down in the storm. He stumbled and fell down.Falling and droppingMoving downwards If a building is falling down, it is in a very bad condition and there is a risk that it will break into pieces and drop to the ground: Many buildings in the old part of the city are falling down.Moving downwardsFalling and dropping

(FAIL)

to fail: Where do you think the plan falls down?Failing and doing badly
(Definition of fall down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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