fallverbuk /fɔːl/ us /fɑːl/ (fell, fallen)
fall verb (HAVE AN ACCIDENT)
fall verb (BECOME LOWER)
- The temperature has fallen below zero recently.
- Inflation has fallen below 2%, and that's official.
- The flood waters fell, depositing mud over the whole area.
- Many economists expect unemployment to fall over the next couple of months.
- If your bank account balance falls below the minimum, you'll be nicked for a $5 service charge.
fall verb (COME DOWN)
- Although the curtain has now fallen on the Republican era, many of its values still remain.
- The fact that aircraft don't fall out of the sky always seems to me to defy the law of gravity.
- The satellite will fragment and burn up as it falls through the earth's atmosphere.
- Her luxuriant hair fell around her shoulders.
- Rain had been falling steadily all day and the ground had become a marsh.
fall verb (BELONG TO)
- They believe that all the outstanding issues should fall within the ambit of the talks.
- What genre does the book fall into - comedy or tragedy?
- This case falls outside the purview of this particular court.
- The matter falls outside his area of jurisdiction.
- This research paper falls outside my own area of expertise.
- answer for sb/sth
- answer for sth
- answer to sb
- have sth on your hands idiom
- I am not my brother's keeper idiom
- in the hot seat idiom
- it's your own lookout idiom
- saddle sb with sth
- social contract
fall verb (BECOME)
fall verb (BE DEFEATED)
fall verb (HAPPEN)
fall verb (HANG DOWN)
fall verb (UNHAPPY)
fallnounuk /fɔːl/ us /fɑːl/
fall noun (LOWER AMOUNT)
- The last ten years have seen a dramatic fall in the number of adoptions.
- The City acted swiftly to the news of a fall in the value of sterling.
- Yesterday the company announced its first ever fall in profits.
- The fall in interest rates is excellent news for borrowers.
- There was a larger-than-expected fall in unemployment last month.
fall noun (SEASON)
fall noun (ACCIDENT)
- The soft grass cushioned his fall.
- I was in no mood for heroics after my fall and skied very slowly down the mountainside.
- The horse broke its front leg in the fall.
- He spent the last ten years of his life in a wheelchair after a fall which left him paralysed from the waist down.
- After her fall she complained that she couldn't bend her leg properly.
fall noun (MOVEMENT DOWNWARDS)
fall noun (DEFEAT)