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Overview of verb fall

The verb fall has 32 senses? (first 15 from tagged texts)
1. (43) fall

(descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse")

2. (21) 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")

3. (16) 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")

4. (6) fall, come

(come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading")

5. (4) precipitate, come down, fall

(fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum")

6. (4) fall

(suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside")

7. (3) 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. (3) 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. (3) fall

(be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy")

10. (3) fall

(occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable")

11. (3) 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 fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

12. (2) fall

(yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell")

13. (2) fall

(lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen")

14. (2) 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 youngest student")

15. (1) fall

(move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward")

16. fall

(be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month")

17. fall

(lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman")

18. fall

(to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter")

19. accrue, fall

(come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son")

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")

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")

22. fall

(slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean")

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")

24. fall

(drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees")

25. hang, fall, flow

(fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back")

26. fall

(assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell")

27. fall

(be cast down; "his eyes fell")

28. fall

(come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth")

29. fall

(be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon")

30. fall

(begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away")

31. fall

(go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts")

32. fall, descend, settle

(come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell")


Overview of adj falling

The adj falling has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) falling

(decreasing in amount or degree; "falling temperature")

2. falling

(becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes")

3. dropping, falling

(coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain")

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