fall into

fall in·to
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl in-too]
    • /fɔl ˈɪn tu/
    • /fɔːl ˈɪntə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl in-too]
    • /fɔl ˈɪn tu/

Definitions of fall into words

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

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Origin of fall into

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 into


fall into 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".

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Synonyms for fall into

verb fall into

  • introduce — to present (a person) to another so as to make acquainted.
  • get in — to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of: to get a birthday present; to get a pension.
  • penetrate — to pierce or pass into or through: The bullet penetrated the wall. The fog lights penetrated the mist.
  • come in — If information, a report, or a telephone call comes in, it is received.
  • arrive — When a person or vehicle arrives at a place, they come to it at the end of a journey.

Antonyms for fall into

verb fall into

  • abstain — If you abstain from something, usually something you want to do, you deliberately do not do it.
  • refrain — to abstain from an impulse to say or do something (often followed by from): I refrained from telling him what I thought.
  • delete — If you delete something that has been written down or stored in a computer, you cross it out or remove it.
  • depart — When something or someone departs from a place, they leave it and start a journey to another place.
  • go — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.

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