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Noun
A decrease in size, number, rate, or level
“The CBI Distributive Trades Survey recently showed a fall at its fastest rate in 20 years.”
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A defeat or downfall
“What we found in making these selections, is that it is all too easy to moan about the decline and fall of popular culture.”
Noun
An act of falling or collapsing
“It'd be funny if I was finally killed by something as mundane as a sudden fall and a broken neck.”
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A downward difference in height between parts of a surface
“At the corner of the massif this fall is interrupted by other heights of considerable stature.”
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The lapse of humankind into a state of sin, ascribed in traditional Jewish and Christian theology to the disobedience of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis
“And instead of original sin leading to the Fall of Man, we fear the degradation of Nature by an apparently malevolent human species.”
Noun
A waterfall or cascade
“The falls have always been an insurmountable obstacle for salmon and sea trout.”
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“The fall of the city to the enemy.”
Verb
Decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
“We're worried that standards are falling.”
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Occur or take place
“Night had fallen again upon the world, letting the world below fall into a gentle slumber.”
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Move from a higher to a lower level, typically rapidly and without control
“I watched her open up the paper, let the rest of the tobacco fall onto the ground, and then ball up the little bit of paper and flick it.”
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To go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily
“One time, she bet Aaron that I'd fall or trip at least ten times in one day.”
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Pass into a specified state, situation, or position
“If I didn't get sleep soon, I could probably either pass out or fall asleep at a really bad time.”
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To commit an offense
“… even saints can fall.”
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Be captured or defeated
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“Little by little, the river began to fall.”
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To be badly wounded or killed
“Andromache is the widow of the renowned Trojan hero Hector, fallen in battle.”
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“He waited for night to fall.”
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“More of the domestic tasks may fall to him.”
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