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English definition of “fall”

fall

verb [I] (HAPPEN)    /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ (fell, fallen)
C2 to come at a particular time or happen in a particular place : Easter falls late this year . My birthday will fall on a Friday this year . Night / Darkness had fallen by the time we got back to the camp . In the word ' table ', the accent falls on the first syllable . The Treasury has still not decided where the cuts will fall.Occurring and happening Grammar:Fell or felt?Fell is the past simple of the verb fall:
(Definition of fall verb (HAPPEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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