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Definizione monolingua fall



fall (third-person singular simple present falls, present participle falling, simple past fell or (in archaic sense only) felled, past participle fallen or (in archaic sense only) felled)

  1. (intransitive) To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity.
    Thrown from a cliff, the stone fell 100 feet before hitting the ground.
  2. (intransitive) To come down, to drop or descend.
    The rain fell at dawn.
  3. (intransitive) To come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself.
    He fell to the floor and begged for mercy.
  4. (intransitive) To be brought to the ground.
  5. (intransitive) To collapse; to be overthrown or defeated.
    Rome fell to the Goths in 410 AD.
  6. (intransitive, formal, euphemistic) To die, especially in battle.
    This is a monument to all those who fell in the First World War.
  7. (transitive) To be allotted to; to arrive through chance or fate.
    And so it falls to me to make this important decision.
  8. (intransitive) To become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc).
    The candidates poll ratings fell abruptly after the banking scandal.
  9. (intransitive, followed by a determining word or phrase) To become; to be affected by or befallen with a calamity; to change into the state described by words following; to become prostrated literally or figuratively (see Usage notes below).
    Our senator fell into disrepute because of the banking scandal.
  10. (copulative) To become.
    She has fallen ill.
  11. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (transitive, archaic) To cause something to descend to the ground (to drop it); especially to cause a tree to descend to the ground by cutting it down (felling it).
    • circa 1591, William Shake-?peare, The Tragedie of King Richard the third, Andrew Wi?e (publisher, 1598 — second quarto), Act V, Scene 3:
      Ghoa?t [of Clarence]. […] / To morrow in the battaile thinke on me, / And fall thy edgele??e ?word, di?paire and die.

fall (plural falls)

  1. The act of moving in a fluid or vacuum under the effect of gravity to a lower position.
  2. A reduction in quantity, pitch, etc.
  3. (chiefly North America, obsolete elsewhere, from the falling of leaves during this season) autumn.
  4. A loss of greatness or status.
    the fall of Rome
  5. (cricket, of a wicket) The action of a batsman being out.
  6. (curling) A defect in the ice which causes stones thrown into an area to drift in a given direction
  7. (informal, US) Blame or punishment for a failure or misdeed.
    He set up his rival to take the fall.
  8. The part of the rope of a tackle to which the power is applied in hoisting.
  9. See falls


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Definizione italiano>inglese fall

Traduzione 'veloce'

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