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fall (n):
the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
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they were protected until the capitulation of the fort
Related Words: capitulationsurrender
fall (n):
a sudden drop from an upright position
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he had a nasty spill on the ice
Related Words: tumble
fall (n):
a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
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a fall from virtue
fall (n):
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
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a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index.
there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery.
a dip in prices.
when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

Related Words: drop
fall (n):
when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
fall (n):
a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
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it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height
Related Words: drop
fall (n):
a movement downward
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the rise and fall of the tides
fall (n):
a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
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the fall of the House of Hapsburg
fall (n):
the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve
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women have been blamed ever since the Fall
fall (n):
a downward slope or bend
Related Words: declensiondeclinationdeclinedeclivitydescent
fall (n):
the time of day immediately following sunset
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he loved the twilight.
they finished before the fall of night

Related Words: crepusclecrepusculedusk
fall (n):
the season when the leaves fall from the trees
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in the fall of 1973
Related Word: autumn
fall (v):
pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
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fall into a trap.
She fell ill.
They fell out of favor.
Fall in love.
fall asleep.
fall prey to an imposter.
fall into a strange way of thinking.
she fell to pieces after she lost her work
fall (v):
decrease in size, extent, or range
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The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester.
The cabin pressure fell dramatically.
her weight fell to under a hundred pounds.
his voice fell to a whisper

Related Words: decreasediminish
fall (v):
be born, used chiefly of lambs
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The lambs fell in the afternoon
fall (v):
come as if by falling
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Night fell.
Silence fell
fall (v):
go as if by falling
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Grief fell from our hearts
fall (v):
occur at a specified time or place
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Christmas falls on a Monday this year.
The accent falls on the first syllable
fall (v):
begin vigorously
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The prisoners fell to work right away
fall (v):
come out; issue
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silly phrases fell from her mouth
fall (v):
be cast down
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his eyes fell
fall (v):
assume a disappointed or sad expression
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Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off.
his crest fell
fall (v):
fall or flow in a certain way
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This dress hangs well.
Her long black hair flowed down her back

Related Word: hang
fall (v):
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
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The temperature is going down.
The barometer is falling.
The curtain fell on the diva.
Her hand went up and then fell again

Related Words: descend
fall (v):
descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
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The branch fell from the tree.
The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
fall (v):
drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
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She fell back in her chair.
He fell to his knees
fall (v):
lose an upright position suddenly
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The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table.
Her hair fell across her forehead
fall (v):
slope downward
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The hills around here fall towards the ocean
fall (v):
move in a specified direction
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The line of men fall forward
fall (v):
be inherited by
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The estate fell to my sister.
The land returned to the family.
The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead
fall (v):
fall to somebody by assignment or lot
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The task fell to me.
It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
fall (v):
come into the possession of
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The house accrued to the oldest son
Related Word: accrue
fall (v):
be captured
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The cities fell to the enemy
fall (v):
lose office or power
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The government fell overnight.
The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
fall (v):
to be given by assignment or distribution
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The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team.
The onus fell on us.
The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student
fall (v):
to be given by right or inheritance
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The estate fell to the oldest daughter
fall (v):
touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
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Light fell on her face.
The sun shone on the fields.
The light struck the golden necklace.
A strange sound struck my ears
fall (v):
die, as in battle or in a hunt
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Many soldiers fell at Verdun.
Several deer have fallen to the same gun.
The shooting victim fell dead
fall (v):
suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
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We must stand or fall.
fall by the wayside
fall (v):
yield to temptation or sin
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Adam and Eve fell
fall (v):
lose one's chastity
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a fallen woman
fall (v):
come under, be classified or included
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fall into a category.
This comes under a new heading
fall (v):
be due
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payments fall on the 1st of the month
fall (v):
fall from clouds
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rain, snow and sleet were falling.
Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum

Related Word: precipitate
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