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Another word for fall

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Verb
  1. To move downward in response to gravity

      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
      2. To slope, extend, or incline downward:
      3. To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:
    See also:

    rise

  2. To go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture

      1. To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
      2. To droop, as in sitting or standing; slouch.
      3. To decline suddenly; fall off:
      1. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      2. To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
      3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
    See also:

    rise

  3. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily

  4. To undergo capture, defeat, or ruin

  5. To slope downward

      1. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      2. To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
      3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
      2. To color or dye by immersing:
      3. To immerse (a sheep or other animal) in a disinfectant solution.
      1. To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down.
      2. To slope, extend, or incline downward:
      3. To be related by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:
      1. To express polite refusal:
      2. To slope downward; descend:
      3. To bend downward; droop:
    See also:

    rise

  6. To become or cause to become less active or intense

    See also:

    increase

  7. To undergo moral deterioration

      1. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
      2. To move stealthily; steal:
      3. To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint:
      1. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      2. To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
      3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
  8. To take place at a set time

      1. To take place; come about.
      2. To be found to exist or appear:
      3. To come to mind:
      1. in the second person, with relation to the speaker
      2. in the first person, with relation to the person addressed
      3. in the third person, with relation to the person or thing approached
    See also:

    happen

  9. To come as by lot or inheritance

    See also:

    reach

Noun
  1. The act of dropping from a height

    See also:

    rise

  2. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground

      1. One that fits a head on an object.
      2. One that removes a head from an object, especially a machine that reaps the heads of grain and passes them into a wagon or receptacle.
      3. A pipe that serves as a central connection for two or more smaller pipes.
      1. To perform acrobatic feats such as somersaults, rolls, or twists.
      2. To fall, roll, or move end over end:
      3. To spill, roll out, or emerge in confusion or disorder:
      1. To cause or allow (a substance) to run or fall out of a container.
      2. To scatter (objects) from containment:
      3. To shed (blood).
      1. To dive, jump, or throw oneself:
      2. To fall rapidly:
      3. To devote oneself to or undertake an activity earnestly or wholeheartedly:
      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. A very steep dive of an aircraft.
      2. A sudden, swift drop or plunge:
      1. To plunge, especially headfirst, into water.
      2. To execute a dive in athletic competition.
      3. To participate in the sport of competitive diving.
    See also:

    rise

  3. A downward slope or distance

      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. The act or an instance of descending:
      2. A way down:
      3. A downward incline or passage; a slope:
      1. A downward slope, as of a hill.
      1. To express polite refusal:
      2. To slope downward; descend:
      3. To bend downward; droop:
    See also:

    rise

  4. A disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin

      1. A town of central Belgium near Brussels. Napoleon met his final defeat in the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815).
      2. A city of northeast Iowa on the Cedar River northwest of Cedar Rapids. It was founded in 1845.
      1. A loss of wealth, rank, reputation, or happiness; ruin.
      2. A cause of ruin:
      3. A fall of rain or snow, especially a heavy or unexpected one.
      1. To fall down or inward suddenly; cave in.
      2. To break down suddenly in strength or health and thereby cease to function:
      3. To fold compactly:
    See also:

    thrive

  5. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices

    See also:

    increase

Idioms:

    fall back

  1. To move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

  2. fall back

  3. To move in a reverse direction

  4. fall down

  5. To be unsuccessful

  6. fall off

  7. To decline, as in value or quantity, very gradually

  8. fall through

  9. To be unsuccessful

Another word for fall

Noun
  1. The act of falling

  2. Capture

      1. The state of being physically destroyed, collapsed, or decayed:
      2. The state of being extensively harmed or damaged:
      3. Poverty of bankruptcy:
      1. A loss of wealth, rank, reputation, or happiness; ruin.
      2. A cause of ruin:
      3. A fall of rain or snow, especially a heavy or unexpected one.
      1. The act of surrendering or giving up:
      2. A document containing the terms of surrender.
      3. An enumeration of the main parts of a subject; a summary.
      1. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
      2. To throw a ball or other object over and beyond (an intended target):
      3. To throw or push over; overturn:
  3. A yielding to temptation; often with the

      1. To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct:
      2. To deviate from a prescribed or accepted way:
      3. To pass gradually or smoothly; slip:
      1. An act, assertion, or belief that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true.
      2. The condition of having incorrect or false knowledge.
      3. The act or an instance of deviating from an accepted code of behavior.
      1. A violation of a law, principle, or duty.
      2. The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
      3. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
      1. In Christian theology, the condition of sin that marks all humans as a result of Eve's and Adam's first act of disobedience.
    See also:

    sin

  4. That which falls