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English definition of “fall on/upon sth”

fall on/upon sth

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