The word FALL can be used in different situations to mean different things. Here are some of the definitions and examples when the verb is used in different situations.
a) a sudden drop from an upright position: He had a nasty fall on the ice
b) a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence: They experienced a fall from virtue.
c) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity: When the corruption scheme became known, the price of the company’s stock went into free fall.
d) (noun) the season when the leaves fall from the trees: They met in the fall of 1973.
e) pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind: She fell ill.
f) decrease in size, extent or range: His voice fell into a whisper.
g) occur at a specified time or place: Christmas falls on a Monday this year.
h) lose office or power: The Qing Dynasty fell after Sun Yat-sen’s revolution.
Learn these idioms with the word FALL:
|fall apart at the seams||to be torn at the seams|
|fall asleep||to go to sleep|
|fall back on (someone or something)||to seek help when other things have failed|
|fall behind||fail to keep up with work/studies/payments etc.|
|fall by the wayside||to give up or fail before the end of something|
|fall flat (on one’s face)||to be unsuccessful, to fail|
|fall for (someone or something)||to begin to like or love someone or something|
|fall from grace||to lose approval|
|fall into a trap||to become caught in someone’s scheme|
|fall off the wagon||to return to use alcohol or drugs after stopping for a while|
|fall on deaf ears||to ignore something that is intended for you|
|fall on hard times||to meet many troubles|
|fall through||to fail, to not happen|
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