fall into sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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fall into sth

phrasal verb with fall uk   /fɔːl/  us   /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)

fall into sth (START)

to ​start doing something, often without ​intending to: We've ​fallen into the habit of getting up late on ​Saturdaymornings. I ​fell into my ​jobquite by ​accident. She ​fell into a ​conversation with the ​taxidriver.

fall into sth (BECOME)

to ​gradually get into a ​particularcondition, ​especially to get into a ​badcondition as a ​result of not being taken ​care of: Over the ​years the ​house had ​fallen into ​disrepair. The ​oldschoolfell into disuse (= ​peoplestopped using it).
(Definition of fall into sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fall into sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始, 开始做…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始, 開始做…
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