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English definition of “free fall”

free fall

noun [U] uk   us  
an occasion when something or someone falls quickly under the influence of gravityMoving downwardsFalling and dropping informal the process of failing or losing value or strength quickly and continuously: Only massive changes in government policies will prevent the peso going into free fall (= falling quickly in value by a large amount).FailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
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