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fall out

phrasal verb with fall  us   /fɔl/ verb (past tense fell  /fel/ , past participle fallen  /ˈfɔ·lən/ )
  • (BREAK OFF)

(of an ​object) to ​drop from a ​place where it was ​attached or ​contained: A few ​pages fell out of the ​book.

fall out

phrasal verb with fall  us   /fɔl/ verb (past tense fell  /fel/ , past participle fallen  /ˈfɔ·lən/ )
  • (END RELATIONSHIP)

to have an ​argument or ​disagreement that ​ends a ​relationship: The two fell out over ​coachingtactics a ​longtime ago.
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"fall out" in British English

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fall out

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

B2 informal to ​argue with someone and ​stop being ​friendly with them: He ​lefthome after ​falling out with his ​parents. She'd ​fallen out with her ​boyfriend over his ex-girlfriend.
  • (SOLDIERS)

If ​soldiersfall out, they ​move out of a ​line: "Fall out, men!" ​shouted the sergeant-major.
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