fall down

fall down
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl doun]
    • /fɔl daʊn/
    • /fɔːl daʊn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl doun]
    • /fɔl daʊn/

Definitions of fall down words

  • verb without object fall down to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support. 1
  • verb without object fall down to come or drop down suddenly to a lower position, especially to leave a standing or erect position suddenly, whether voluntarily or not: to fall on one's knees. 1
  • verb without object fall down to become less or lower; become of a lower level, degree, amount, quality, value, number, etc.; decline: The temperature fell ten degrees. Stock prices fell to a new low for the year. 1
  • verb without object fall down to subside or abate. 1
  • verb without object fall down extend downward; hang down: Her hair falls to her shoulders. 1
  • verb without object fall down to become lowered or directed downward, as the eyes: My eyes fell before his steady gaze. 1

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Origin of fall down

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fallen, Old English feallan; cognate with German fallen, Old Norse falla; akin to Lithuanian pùlti to fall

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Parts of speech for Fall down


fall down popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fall down usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fall down

verb fall down

  • bumble — to speak or do in a clumsy, muddled, or inefficient way
  • screw up — a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, especially by means of a screwdriver.
  • miscalculate — Calculate (an amount, distance, or measurement) wrongly.
  • flub — a blunder.
  • misjudge — Form a wrong opinion or conclusion about.

Antonyms for fall down

verb fall down

  • create — To create something means to cause it to happen or exist.
  • grow — to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.
  • accomplish — If you accomplish something, you succeed in doing it.
  • achieve — If you achieve a particular aim or effect, you succeed in doing it or causing it to happen, usually after a lot of effort.
  • succeed — to happen or terminate according to desire; turn out successfully; have the desired result: Our efforts succeeded.

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