fall in definition, meaning - what is fall in in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fall in”

See all translations

fall in

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

(ROOF)

If a roof or ceiling falls in, it drops to the ground because it is damaged: Ten miners were trapped underground when the roof of the tunnel fell in.

(SOLDIERS)

If soldiers fall in, they form a line or move in a line, one behind the other: "Company, fall in!" shouted the sergeant-major. He started to march away, and the others fell in behind him.
Compare
(Definition of fall in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fall in?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fall in” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gale-force

(of winds) very strong

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More