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Definition of Falls
Noun: falls folz
- The petals or sepals of a flower that bend downward (especially the outer perianth of an iris)
- A steep descent of the water of a river
- [N. Amer] The season when the leaves fall from the trees
"in the fall of 1973";
- A sudden drop from an upright position
"he had a nasty fall on the ice";
- spill, tumble
- A downward slope or bend
- descent, declivity, decline, declination, declension, downslope
- A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
"a fall from virtue"
- A sudden decline in strength, number or importance
"the fall of the House of Hapsburg";
- A movement downward
"the rise and fall of the tides"
- The act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
"they were protected until the fall of the fort";
- capitulation, surrender
- The time of day immediately following sunset
"they finished before the fall of night";
- twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam [archaic], nightfall, evenfall, crepuscule, crepuscle
- When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
- A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
"it was a miracle that he survived the fall from that height";
- A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
"when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall";
- drop, dip, free fall
- Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
"The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
- Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
"The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again";
- descend, go down, come down
- Pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
"fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favour"; "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"
- Come under, be classified or included
"fall into a category";
- (of rain, snow, etc.) landing after falling from the clouds
"rain, snow and sleet were falling";
- precipitate, come down
- Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
"We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
- Die, as in battle or in a hunt
"Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
- Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
"Light fell on her face";
- shine, strike
- Be captured
"The cities fell to the enemy"
- Occur at a specified time or place
"Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
- Become smaller or less in size, extent, or range
"The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper";
- decrease, diminish, lessen
- Yield to temptation or sin
"Adam and Eve fell"
- Lose office or power
"The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
- To be given by assignment or distribution
"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"
- Move in a specified direction
"The line of men fall forward"
- Be due
"payments fall on the 1st of the month"
- Lose one's chastity
- To be given by right or inheritance
"The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
- Come into the possession of
"The house fell to the oldest son";
- Be allotted to somebody by assignment or as part of their role
"The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims";
- Be inherited by
"The estate fell to my sister";
- return, pass, devolve
- Slope downward
"The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
- Lose an upright position suddenly
"The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead";
- fall down
- Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
"She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
- Fall or flow in a certain way
"This dress falls well";
- hang, flow
- Assume a disappointed or sad expression
"Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
- Be cast down
"his eyes fell"
- Come out; issue
"silly phrases fell from her mouth"
- Be born, used chiefly of lambs
"The lambs fell in the afternoon"
- Begin vigorously
"The prisoners fell to work right away"
- Go as if by falling
"Grief fell from our hearts"
- Come as if by falling
"Night fell"; "Silence fell";
- descend, settle
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