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fell

verb uk   /fel/ us  

fell verb (FALL)

past simple of fall

fell verb (CUT DOWN)

[T] to cut down a tree: A great number of trees were felled to provide space for grazing.ForestryCutting and stabbing [T] to knock someone down, especially in sports: He eventually felled his opponent with a punch to the head.Hitting against objects accidentally and collidingScoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated

fell

noun [C] uk   /fel/ us  
a hill or other area of high land, especially in northwest EnglandHills and mountains

fell

adjective uk   /fel/ us  

fell adjective (EVIL)

literary or old use evil or cruelMorally wrong and evilDishonestViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly

fell adjective (HILL)

[before noun] relating to fells (= hills): We went fell walking last weekend.Hiking and orienteering
(Definition of fell from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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