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English definition of “fall”

fall

verb [I + adv/prep, L] (BECOME)    /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ (fell, fallen)
B1 to change to a particular condition from a different one: He always falls asleep after drinking red wine . Your rent falls due (= must be paid ) on the first of the month . She suddenly fell ill . The book fell open (= opened by chance ) at the page on Venice. The government has fallen strangely silent on the subject of tax cuts after all its promises at the last election . Silence fell on the group of men (= they became silent ) as they received the news . She fell under the influence of (= began to be influenced by) an older student .ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently Grammar:Fell or felt?Fell is the past simple of the verb fall:
(Definition of fall verb (BECOME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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