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English definition of “fall into sth”

fall into sth

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

(START)

to start doing something, often without intending to: We've fallen into the habit of getting up late on Saturday mornings. I fell into my job quite by accident. She fell into a conversation with a man at the bar.

(BECOME)

to gradually get into a particular condition, especially to get into a bad condition as a result of not being taken care of: Over the years the house had fallen into disrepair. The old school fell into disuse (= people stopped using it).
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