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Synonyms for fall

be overthrown

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be killed

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become

come

fall apart: break up

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fall apart: break down

fall apart: go to pieces

fall asleep

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fall away: slope

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fall back on something or someone

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fall behind: lag

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fall behind: be in arrears

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  • be in arrears
  • be late
  • not keep up

fall down

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fall for someone

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  • fall in love with
  • become infatuated with
  • be smitten by
  • be swept off your feet by
  • desire
  • fancy
  • succumb to the charms of
  • lose your head over

fall for something

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fall foul of something or someone

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  • come into conflict with
  • brush with
  • have trouble with
  • cross swords with
  • run foul of
  • make an enemy of

fall in: collapse

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fall in: get in line

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fall in love with someone

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  • lose your heart (to)
  • fall (for)
  • become infatuated (with)
  • be smitten by
  • fancy
  • become attached to
  • take a fancy to
  • become fond of
  • become enamoured of
  • be swept off your feet (by)
  • conceive an affection for

fall in with someone

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fall in with something

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fall off: tumble

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fall on or upon something or someone

fall short

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fall through

fall to someone

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fall to something

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Synonyms for fall

to move downward in response to gravity

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to go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture

to come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily

to undergo capture, defeat, or ruin

to slope downward

to become or cause to become less active or intense

to undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price

to undergo moral deterioration

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to take place at a set time

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to come as by lot or inheritance

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fall back: to move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

fall back: to move in a reverse direction

fall down: to be unsuccessful

fall off: to decline, as in value or quantity, very gradually

fall off: to become or cause to become less active or intense

fall through: to be unsuccessful

the act of dropping from a height

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a sudden involuntary drop to the ground

a downward slope or distance

a disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin

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a sudden drop from an upright position

a lapse into sin

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a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

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a movement downward

the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

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when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity

a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

descend in free fall under the influence of gravity

come under, be classified or included

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fall from clouds

suffer defeat, failure, or ruin

touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly

be captured

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occur at a specified time or place

yield to temptation or sin

lose office or power

to be given by assignment or distribution

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move in a specified direction

be due

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lose one's chastity

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to be given by right or inheritance

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come into the possession of

fall to somebody by assignment or lot

slope downward

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lose an upright position suddenly

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drop oneself to a lower or less erect position

fall or flow in a certain way

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assume a disappointed or sad expression

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be cast down

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be born, used chiefly of lambs

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go as if by falling

come as if by falling

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Imation Corporation (NYSE:IMN) reported third quarter diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of 28 cents, falling short of both the year-ago quarter and the consensus.
The 2004 survey shows that, while Americans generally are optimistic about retirement, they recognize specific areas in which they are falling short financially.
Early last month, the company announced that prior period health care costs resulted in Health Net falling short of previous earnings expectations for the first quarter.
For its first quarter, Cray reported a loss of 5 cents per share, which reversed a year-ago profit while also falling short of the consensus' profit expectation.
In early March, the company reported fiscal fourth quarter earnings of 36 cents per diluted share, marking a solid rise over the year-ago result but falling short of its own guidance due to lower than expected gross profits.
That result compared with a profit of 30 cents in the year-ago quarter, while also falling short of the consensus.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) also posted fourth-quarter earnings of 16 cents per share, falling short of its 18-cent profit for the same period a year ago.