Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1(of a person) lose one's balance and collapse.
fall over, fall, topple over, tumble down, keel over, collapse, fall in a heap, trip, take a spill, stumble, staggerView synonyms
- ‘she fell down at school today’
- 1.1(of a tree, building, or other structure) collapse to the ground.
collapse, cave in, come down about one's ears, crash in, fall downView synonyms
- ‘the house looked as if it were going to fall down at any moment’
- 1.2Be shown to be inadequate or unsuccessful; fail.‘the deal fell down because there were a lot of unanswered questions’
fail, be unsuccessful, not succeed, lack success, not make the grade, not come up to expectations, fall short, fall flat, disappointView synonyms
- ‘Of course, this falls down if surfers fail to double-check the authenticity of a site.’
- ‘Dunblane was where the handgun licensing system fell down catastrophically.’
- ‘It fell down on information governance, MRSA rates and its stroke unit facilities.’
- ‘Where the Times fell down was in the awkward split between its two sections.’
- ‘Tuck and everyone at the SQA were confident that would be the case but then fell down on the task.’
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