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English definition of “fall down”

fall down

(FALL) phrasal verb with fall     /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
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
(Definition of fall down (FALL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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