To fall

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Definition

the fall (of an empire): the decline, the collapse, the destruction (of an empire)
noun
Do not confuse with fall (the season), which is the American term for 'autumn'.

to fall (down, off, out of a tree): to plunge, to drop (down, off, out of a tree)
verb
This is an irregular verb:
I fall / I fell / I have fallen

fall (season) (US): the term used for 'autumn' in the USA
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: Our company's sales have fallen this year.
US: I fell from a tree last fall. It hurt a lot.
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Examples

  • "Why did the elephant fall out the tree?"
  • "Brian : You're like an angel who came to earth, and from heaven you fell."
  • "I like to send people a stream - or should I say glacier - of passive-aggressive e-mails until the person becomes numb and confused and eventually falls into a frozen lake."
  • "Tinkerbell falls to the floor"
  • "Edward : You're like an angel who came to earth, and from heaven you fell."
  • "Subject: Pride comes before the fall"
  • "I've been here for the last few months supervising the final touches to the property, and the fall is the perfect time to visit."
  • "Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?"
  • "You're like an angel who came to earth, and from heaven you fell"
  • "According to one recent study, foot traffic at retail stores fell 19% between January and August."

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