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fall down

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

(FALL)

B1 to fall to the ground: Our apple tree fell down in the storm. He stumbled and fell down. 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.
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(FAIL)

UK to fail: Where do you think the plan falls down?
Translations of “fall down”
in Korean 쓰러지다…
in Arabic يَسقُط, يَنهار…
in Portuguese desmoronar…
in Catalan caure, enfonsar-se…
in Japanese 倒れる…
in Italian cadere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 倒下, 倒下,倒地, (建築物)倒塌,垮掉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 倒下, 倒下,倒地, (建筑物)坍塌,垮掉…
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