fall in with

fall in with
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl in with, with]
    • /fɔl ɪn wɪθ, wɪð/
    • /fɔːl ɪn wɪð/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl in with, with]
    • /fɔl ɪn wɪθ, wɪð/

Definitions of fall in with words

  • verb without object fall in with 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 with 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 with 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 with to subside or abate. 1
  • verb without object fall in with extend downward; hang down: Her hair falls to her shoulders. 1
  • verb without object fall in with 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 with

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 with


fall in with 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 with usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fall in with

verb fall in with

  • conform — If something conforms to something such as a law or someone's wishes, it is of the required type or quality.
  • concur — If one person concurs with another person, the two people agree. You can also say that two people concur.
  • accord — An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.
  • square — a rectangle having all four sides of equal length.
  • concert — A concert is a performance of music.

Antonyms for fall in with

verb fall in with

  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • contradict — If you contradict someone, you say that what they have just said is wrong, or suggest that it is wrong by saying something different.
  • dispute — to engage in argument or debate.
  • dissent — to differ in sentiment or opinion, especially from the majority; withhold assent; disagree (often followed by from): Two of the justices dissented from the majority decision.
  • protest — an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid: a protest against increased taxation.

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