fall to

fall to
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl too]
    • /fɔl tu/
    • /fɔːl tuː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl too]
    • /fɔl tu/

Definitions of fall to words

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

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Origin of fall to

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 to


fall to 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 to usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fall to

verb fall to

  • begin — To begin to do something means to start doing it.
  • buckle down — If you buckle down to something, you start working seriously at it.
  • commence — When something commences or you commence it, it begins.
  • pitch in — to erect or set up (a tent, camp, or the like).
  • start — to begin or set out, as on a journey or activity.

Antonyms for fall to

verb fall to

  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • laze — to idle or lounge lazily (often followed by around): I was too tired to do anything but laze around this weekend.
  • forget — to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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