Part of speech:
To come down (from a source, as from an ancestor)
To leave (a person or thing) at a specified place
To fall off or decline precipitously
To cause to fold, break down, or fall down or inward.
To undo the order or arrangement of; make less neat; disorder
To upset the normal functions or health of
To become flat or flatter
(Informal) To look at a series of (TV channels) by switching from one to another quickly and randomly
To rise up or swell, as if pushed up; bulge:
To mix in a confused, disorderly heap
To measure the different elevations of (a tract of land) with a level.
To throw or push over; overturn:
To fall or plunge headlong
To fall off or decline precipitously
To rise and fall in a full, mellow cadence
To wrinkle or form into folds or creases.
To execute a somersault.
To cause or allow (a substance) to run or fall out of a container.
To fall into sin or error; do wrong
To move about restlessly; twist and turn:
To turn one way and then another, as a path; wind; meander
(Obs.) To set up; erect
To move while rotating or turning about:
To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily
To perform a nosedive.
To descend nose down at an acceleration usually exceeding that of free fall. Used of an airplane.
To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
To slide without turning, as a wheel when skids or brakes are applied on a slippery surface
To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
To bring about the downfall of
To cause the downfall, destruction, or ending of; overthrow or abolish.
To undermine, overturn, or render ineffective (a rule or an established notion, such as a stereotype, for example).
To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
To throw into confusion; upset.
To destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or unity of.
To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
To intrude on; inconvenience:
To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
A sudden, swift drop or plunge:
(Soccer) A shot or pass made by hitting the ball with the head
A period of decline
One generation (in a specified lineage)
A brief plunge into water or other liquid
A downward course; a decline:
A decline, as of a business.
A downward trend; a downturn.
A downward trend, as in business activity
A location where a person or thing can be dropped off
A smooth, usually inclined track, surface, or chute down which to slide, as on a playground
(Math.) A pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake
A confused noise; a clatter.
Food or a meal served to such a group:
(Sports) A swift takeoff of military aircraft in response to an alert or attack.
A lack of order or regular arrangement
A mix-up, mishap, mistake, etc.
The act or process of gathering into a mass.
A supply or stock for future or emergency use:
The type of bright, billowy cloud with a dark, flat base, that develops vertically through all cloud levels and consists mostly of water droplets
(Mining) A horizontal passageway driven into or along the path of a vein or rock layer
(Slang) An old or run-down car.
A mound of earth piled around and over a plant.
A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
A natural elevation, such as a small hill.
A large heap:
A voltaic pile.
A violent collision, impact, or explosion, or the force or movement resulting from this:
(Informal) A large number or amount
(Intransitive, slang, often with "to") To see through deceit.
2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
To give way; collapse:
To fall or break down; collapse
To serve as the tip of
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