fall on

fall on
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl on, awn]
    • /fɔl ɒn, ɔn/
    • /fɔːl ɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl on, awn]
    • /fɔl ɒn, ɔn/

Definitions of fall on words

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

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Origin of fall on

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 on


fall on 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 on usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fall on

verb fall on

  • bedevil — If you are bedevilled by something unpleasant, it causes you a lot of problems over a period of time.
  • perplex — to cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally: Her strange response perplexed me.
  • besiege — If you are besieged by people, many people want something from you and continually bother you.
  • beleaguer — to trouble persistently; harass
  • surround — to enclose on all sides; encompass: She was surrounded by reporters.

Antonyms for fall on

verb fall on

  • surrender — to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress: to surrender the fort to the enemy; to surrender the stolen goods to the police.
  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
  • unloose — to loosen or relax (the grasp, hold, fingers, etc.).
  • release — to lease again.
  • assist — If you assist someone, you help them to do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.

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