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fall through

fall through
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl throo]
    • /fɔl θru/
    • /fɔːl θruː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl throo]
    • /fɔl θru/

Definitions of fall through words

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

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Origin of fall through

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

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Fall through

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fall through 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 through usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fall through

verb fall through

  • decline — If something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength.
  • fall — to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support.
  • founder — a person who founds or casts metal, glass, etc.
  • flounder — to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements (usually followed by about, along, on, through, etc.): He saw the child floundering about in the water.
  • flop — to fall or plump down suddenly, especially with noise; drop or turn with a sudden bump or thud (sometimes followed by down): The puppy flopped down on the couch.

Antonyms for fall through

verb fall through

  • ascend — If you ascend a hill or staircase, you go up it.
  • accomplish — If you accomplish something, you succeed in doing it.
  • achieve — If you achieve a particular aim or effect, you succeed in doing it or causing it to happen, usually after a lot of effort.
  • gain — to make a gain or gains in.
  • merit — claim to respect and praise; excellence; worth.

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