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fall under

fall un·der
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl uhn-der]
    • /fɔl ˈʌn dər/
    • /fɔːl ˈʌndə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl uhn-der]
    • /fɔl ˈʌn dər/

Definitions of fall under words

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

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Origin of fall under

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 under

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fall under 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 under usage trend in Literature

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