fall over

fall o·ver
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl oh-ver]
    • /fɔl ˈoʊ vər/
    • /fɔːl ˈəʊvə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl oh-ver]
    • /fɔl ˈoʊ vər/

Definitions of fall over words

  • intransitivephrasal verb fall over person: trip or slip 1
  • noun Definition of fall over in Technology [IBM] Yet another synonym for crash or lose. "Fall over hard" equates to crash and burn. 1
  • phrasal verb fall over If a person or object that is standing falls over, they accidentally move from their upright position so that they are then lying on the ground or on the surface supporting them. 0
  • verb fall over to lose one's balance and collapse to the ground 0
  • verb fall over to fall from an upright position 0
  • verb fall over (Intransitive Verb) IDI To fall from an upright or standing position to a horizontal or prone position. 0

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fall over popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fall over

verb fall over

  • drain — to withdraw or draw off (a liquid) gradually; remove slowly or by degrees, as by filtration: to drain oil from a crankcase.
  • inundate — to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge.
  • brim — The brim of a hat is the wide part that sticks outwards at the bottom.
  • deluge — A deluge of things is a large number of them which arrive or happen at the same time.
  • spill — to cause or allow to run or fall from a container, especially accidentally or wastefully: to spill a bag of marbles; to spill milk.

Antonyms for fall over

verb fall over

  • dry — free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet: a dry towel; dry air.
  • dehydrate — When something such as food is dehydrated, all the water is removed from it, often in order to preserve it.
  • hold — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.
  • keep — to hold or retain in one's possession; hold as one's own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change.
  • underwhelm — to fail to interest or astonish: After all the ballyhoo, most critics were underwhelmed by the movie.

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