fell Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fell” in the English Dictionary

"fell" in British English

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uk   us   /fel/

fell verb (FALL)

past simple of fall

fell verb (CUT DOWN)

[T] to ​cut down a ​tree: A ​greatnumber of ​trees were felled to ​providespace for ​grazing. [T] to ​knock someone down, ​especially in ​sports: He ​eventually felled his ​opponent with a ​punch to the ​head.

fellnoun [C]

uk   us   /fel/ UK
a ​hill or other ​area of high ​land, ​especially in ​northwestEngland


uk   us   /fel/

fell adjective (EVIL)

literary or old use evil or ​cruel

fell adjective (HILL)

[before noun] UK relating to fells (= ​hills): We went fell walking last ​weekend.
(Definition of fell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fell" in American English

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 us   /fel/

fell (FALL)

past simple offall

fellverb [T]

 us   /fel/

fell verb [T] (CUT DOWN)

to ​cut down a ​tree: He ​decided the diseased ​trees had to be felled. fig. He was felled (= ​killed) by a ​heartattack.
(Definition of fell from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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