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fall for sth

informal
phrasal verb with fall uk   /fɔːl/  us   /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
to be tricked into believing something that is not true: He told me that he owned a mansion in Spain and I fell for it.I'm not falling for that one! informal said when you recognize a trick and refuse to be deceived by it: "Lend me a fiver and I'll buy you a drink." "Oh no, I'm not falling for that one."
Translations of “fall for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…信以為真…
in Russian попадаться на удочку…
in Turkish kanmak, aklı çelinmek, inanmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…信以为真…
in Polish nabrać się na coś, dać się nabrać na coś…
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