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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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References in periodicals archive ?
I can't remember when we got off to a good start,'' said Westphal, whose team fell behind 10-2 in Thursday's victory over St.
Then Loyola fell behind again less than four minutes later on a fluke punt return recovery by the Jackrabbits.
The pair staved off uncountable match points and fought back to 5-5, but then fell behind again, at 6-5.
El Camino fell behind 2-0 in the second inning when Carson's Priscilla Perez laid down a surprise drag bunt with two outs and runners at second and third.
Granada Hills (24-6) fell behind about the same time on the adjacent field, when two unearned runs came home on first baseman Jessica Patton's wild throw on a bunt by Angela Godoy.
Oregon State 7, UCLA 6: The host Bruins (22-26, 7-8) fell behind 6-0 in the second inning and nearly rallied for the victory in Pac-10 play as Preston Wilson and Brett McMillan each had two RBI.
I got ahead in the first three innings but fell behind in the fourth.
elected to start sophomore Suzanne Kominski against Hart in the championship and fell behind in the top of the third inning when Hart's Jennifer Whitcomb tagged from third base on a pop-up to first baseman Katie Wise.
The Kings fell behind at 14:42 of the first period on a goal by Radovan Somik.