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falling

 
Adjective falling has 4 senses
  1. falling - suddenly losing an upright position; "they ran from the falling tree"; "a falling wall crushed the car"
    Antonyms:
    standing, upright
  2. falling - decreasing in amount or degree; "falling temperature"
    Antonym:
    increasing (indirect, via decreasing)
  3. falling - becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes"
    Antonyms:
    rising, improving, up
  4. dropping, falling - coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"
    Antonym: ascending (indirect, via descending)
Verb fall has 32 senses
  1. fall - descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
    --1 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun faller2, noun fall11, noun fall2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. descend, fall, go down, come down - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
    --2 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Antonyms: rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise
    Derived form: noun fall7
    Sample sentence:
    The airplane is sure to fall
  3. fall - pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost her work"
    --3 is one way to
    change state, turn
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s Adjective
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. fall, come - come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"
    --4 is one way to be
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. precipitate, come down, fall - fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  6. fall - suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
    --6 is one way to
    fail, go wrong, miscarry
    Derived forms: noun fall8, noun fall6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  7. decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
    --7 is one way to change magnitude
    Derived form: noun fall12
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  8. fall - die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
    --8 is one way to
    die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  9. fall, shine, strike - touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
    --9 is one way to happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  10. fall - be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"
    --10 is one way to
    yield
    Derived form: noun fall8
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  11. fall - occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
    --11 is one way to
    happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  12. fall - yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
    --12 is a kind of
    fall; sin, transgress, trespass
    Derived forms: noun Fall3, noun fall5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  13. fall - lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
    --13 is one way to
    leave office, quit, step down, resign
    Derived forms: noun fall8, noun fall6
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  14. fall - to be given by assignment or distribution; "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the yougest student"
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  15. fall - move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward"
    --15 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  16. fall - be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"
    --16 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  17. fall - lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"
    Derived form: noun fall5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  18. fall - to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  19. accrue, fall - come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
    --19 is one way to change hands
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  20. fall, light - fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
    --20 is one way to fall, return, pass, devolve
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  21. fall, return, pass, devolve - be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
    --21 is one way to change hands
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  22. fall - slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
    --22 is one way to
    slope, incline, pitch
    Derived form: noun fall4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  23. fall, fall down - lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"
    --23 is one way to change posture
    Derived forms: noun fall2, noun fall11
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  24. fall - drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
    --24 is one way to
    change posture
    Derived form: noun fall2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  25. hang, fall, flow - fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s Adjective/Noun
  26. fall - assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
    --26 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  27. fall - be cast down; "his eyes fell"
    --27 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  28. fall - come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
    --28 is one way to
    issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  29. fall - be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon"
    --29 is one way to
    be born
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  30. fall - begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away"
    --30 is one way to
    get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  31. fall - go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"
    --31 is one way to
    disappear, vanish, go away
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  32. fall, descend, settle - come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
    --32 is one way to come
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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