fall in

fall in
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl in]
    • /fɔl ɪn/
    • /fɔːl ɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl in]
    • /fɔl ɪn/

Definitions of fall in words

  • verb without object fall in 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 in 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 in 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 in to subside or abate. 1
  • verb without object fall in extend downward; hang down: Her hair falls to her shoulders. 1
  • verb without object fall in to become lowered or directed downward, as the eyes: My eyes fell before his steady gaze. 1

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Origin of fall in

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 in


fall in 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 in usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fall in

verb fall in

  • landEdwin Herbert, 1909–91, U.S. inventor and businessman: created the Polaroid camera.
  • appear — If you say that something appears to be the way you describe it, you are reporting what you believe or what you have been told, though you cannot be sure it is true.
  • visit — to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time for reasons of sociability, politeness, business, curiosity, etc.: to visit a friend; to visit clients; to visit Paris.
  • reach — to get to or get as far as in moving, going, traveling, etc.: The boat reached the shore.
  • turn up — to cause to move around on an axis or about a center; rotate: to turn a wheel.

Antonyms for fall in

verb fall in

  • hide — Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.
  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.
  • disappear — to cease to be seen; vanish from sight.
  • fail — to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved: The experiment failed because of poor planning.
  • lose — to come to be without (something in one's possession or care), through accident, theft, etc., so that there is little or no prospect of recovery: I'm sure I've merely misplaced my hat, not lost it.

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