Translation of "fall" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb uk /fɔːl/ us /fɑːl/ fell, fallen

A2 [ I ] to suddenly go down onto the ground or towards the ground without intending to or by accident

The path's very steep, so be careful you don't fall. 小路很陡,小心別摔倒。
He fell badly and broke his leg. 他重重跌倒,摔斷了腿。
Athletes have to learn how to fall without hurting themselves. 運動員必須學會跌倒時怎麼避免自己受傷。
The horse fell at the first fence. 那匹馬在跳過第一道障礙物時就摔倒了。
I fell down the stairs and injured my back. 我跌下樓梯,背部受了傷。
The object appeared to have fallen from a great height.
The water's deep here, so don't fall in! 這裡的水很深,千萬別掉進去!
She slipped and fell on the ice.
He fell into the river and had to be rescued.
I fell off my bike and scraped my knee.
He was leaning out of the window and almost fell out.
She fell under a bus and was killed instantly. 她跌到公車下麵,當場被軋死了。
She fell five metres to the bottom of the ravine. 她跌進了五米深的溝底。
He fell to his death climbing the Matterhorn. 他在攀登馬特洪峰時摔死了。
fall flat on your face informal

to fall and land with your face down

Poor Kathy fell flat on her face in the mud. 可憐的凱西臉朝下跌進了泥裡。

B1 [ I ] to become lower in size, amount, or strength

Demand for new cars has fallen due to the recession. 由於經濟衰退,人們對新車的需求減少了。
The standard of his work has fallen during the year. 這年內他的工作水準下降了。
Salaries in the public sector are expected to fall by 15 percent this year. 今年國有企業的工資預計下降15%。
The temperature could fall below zero overnight. 氣溫可能一夜間下跌到零度以下。
Average temperatures fell by ten degrees. 平均氣溫下降了十度。
The pound has fallen to its lowest-ever level against the dollar. 英鎊對美元的匯率下跌到歷史最低水準。
When the teacher walked in, the children's voices fell to a whisper (= they became very quiet). 老師一走進來,孩子便壓低聲音小聲說話。
Share prices fell sharply this week. 本周股價驟跌。

A2 [ I ] to come down onto the ground or from a high position to a lower position

The snow had been falling steadily all day. 雪持續下了一整天。
It was October and the leaves had started to fall.
She fell into bed, completely exhausted. 她筋疲力盡,倒在床上。
A bomb fell on the church and destroyed it. 一枚炸彈落在教堂上,把教堂炸毀了。
A huge meteor fell to Earth in the middle of the desert. 一顆巨大的流星隕落在地球上,落在沙漠中央。
He begged for mercy as the blows fell on him (= as he was being hit). 他挨打時求饒了。
fall to your knees also fall down on your knees

to go down on your knees to show respect

The people all fell to their knees and began to pray. 人們都跪了下來,開始祈禱。

[ I ] When the curtain falls in the theatre, it comes down because the play or performance has ended.

The audience was still laughing as the curtain fell. 演出結束時觀眾仍在大笑。

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to belong to a particular group, subject, or area

The material falls into three categories. 這種材料分為三類。
Matters of discipline fall outside my area of responsibility. 紀律方面的事不是我負責的。

B1 [ I + adv/prep, L ] to change to a particular condition from a different one

He always falls asleep after drinking red wine. 他喝完紅酒總是會睡著。
She suddenly fell ill. 她突然病倒了。
The book fell open (= opened by chance) at a picture of Venice. 碰巧翻到書中關於威尼斯的那一頁。
The president has fallen strangely silent on the issue of gun control.
UK Your rent falls due (= must be paid) on the first of the month. 你的房租必須在每月一號繳付。
Silence fell on the group of men (= they became silent) as they received the news. 聽到這個消息,他們沉默了。
She fell under the influence of (= began to be influenced by) an older student. 她開始受到一名高年級學生的影響。

C2 [ I ] to be beaten or defeated

The president fell from power during the military coup. 在軍事政變中總統被推翻。
UK The government finally fell after losing the support of the centre parties. 失去中間黨派支持之後,本屆政府最終垮臺了。

C2 [ I ] If a place falls in a war or an election, an enemy army or a different political party gets control of it.

Rome fell to the Vandals in AD 455. 羅馬在西元455年被汪達爾人攻陷。
UK The constituency fell to Labour at the last election, after ten years of Conservative rule. 在保守黨主導十年之後,這個選區在上屆選舉中落入了工黨手中。

[ I ] literary If soldiers fall while fighting, they are killed.

Many brave men fell in the fight to save the city. 為保衛這座城市,許多勇士戰死了。
During the war, he saw many of his comrades fall in battle. 戰爭中他目睹許多戰友陣亡。

[ I ] UK In cricket, when a wicket falls, the turn of the player who is hitting the ball ends.

Ten wickets fell in 22 overs. 在22次連續投球中,十名打擊手被淘汰出局。

C2 [ I ] to come at a particular time or happen in a particular place

Easter falls late this year. 今年的復活節來得遲。
My birthday will fall on a Friday this year. 今年我的生日在星期五。
Night/Darkness had fallen by the time we got back to the camp. 我們返回營地時夜幕已經降臨。
In the word "table", the accent falls on the first syllable. 這個詞的重音落在第一個音節上。
The Treasury has still not decided where the cuts will fall. 財政部尚未決定削減哪些開支。

C2 [ I usually + adv/prep ] to hang down loosely

The boy's hair fell around his shoulders in golden curls. 男孩的金色鬈髮垂在肩上。
The veil fell almost to her waist. 面紗幾乎垂到她的腰際。
your face/spirits fall

If your face falls, you suddenly look unhappy or disappointed, and if your spirits fall, you suddenly feel unhappy or disappointed.

His spirits fell when he saw the distance he still had to go. 一看到還要走的路程距離,他的情緒就低落下來。
As she read her exam results, her face fell. 看到考試成績,她臉色一沉。
noun uk /fɔːl/ us /fɑːl/

B1 [ C usually singular ] the fact of the size, amount, or strength of something getting lower

a fall in the price of petrol/the unemployment rate 汽油價格的下跌/失業率的降低
We could hear the rise and fall of voices in the other room. 我們聽見從另一個房間傳來忽高忽低的講話聲。
There was a fall in support for the party at the last election. 上屆選舉時,共和黨的支持率下跌了。

[ C or U ] US UK autumn the season after summer and before winter, when fruits and crops become ready to eat and the leaves fall off the trees

I'm starting college in the fall.
Next fall we'll be back in New York. 我們明年秋天回紐約。
a fall day/morning

B2 [ C usually singular ] the act of falling down to the ground, usually without intending to or by accident

He had/took a nasty fall and hurt his back. 他重重跌了一跤,傷了脊背。
the fall of the Berlin Wall (= when the Berlin Wall was destroyed) 柏林圍牆的倒塌

[ C usually singular ] an amount of something that moves down onto the ground or from a higher position to a lower position

a heavy fall of snow 一場大雪
→ See also rainfall
falls [ plural ]

often used in place names to mean a very wide waterfall, often made of many separate waterfalls

Niagara Falls 尼加拉瓜大瀑布

C1 [ C usually singular ] the fact of being defeated or losing your power

the fall of Rome 羅馬的陷落
The army took control of the city after the president's fall from power. 總統垮臺後,軍隊控制了這座城市。

(Translation of “fall” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)