Meaning of “fall on/upon sb” in the English Dictionary

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"fall on/upon sb" in British English

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fall on/upon sb

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

to attack someone suddenly and unexpectedly:

(Definition of “fall on/upon sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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