Definition Of fall


(of a person) lose one's balance and collapse.

she fell down at school today

a decrease in size, number, rate, or level; a decline.

a big fall in unemployment

a loss of office.

the fall of the government

a thing that falls or has fallen.

in October came the first thin fall of snow

an act of falling or collapsing; a sudden uncontrollable descent.

his mother had a fall, hurting her leg as she alighted from a train

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Example Of fall

  • a big fall in unemployment

  • a rock fall

  • After the decline and fall of the Roman Empire it fell to the monasteries of Europe to preserve and pass on learning.

  • An athlete's aim in each is to prove their control of the bout by pinning an opponent's shoulders to the mat, a move known as a fall which automatically ends a match.

  • Argentina's swift defeat hastened the fall of the military dictatorship and the restoration of democracy.

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