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English definition of “fall on/upon sth”

fall on/upon sth

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

(NOTICE)

If your eyes fall on something, or your sight, eyes, etc. fall on something, you see and notice it: Her gaze fell upon a small box at the back of the shop.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive

(EAT)

to start to eat food eagerly: They fell on the bread as if they hadn't eaten for days.EatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
(Definition of fall on/upon sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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