Meaning of fall down in English:

fall down

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phrasal verb

  • 1(of a person) lose one's balance and collapse.

    • ‘she fell down at school today’
    fall over, fall, topple over, tumble down, keel over, collapse, fall in a heap, trip, take a spill, stumble, stagger
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    1. 1.1(of a tree, building, or other structure) collapse to the ground.
      • ‘the house looked as if it were going to fall down at any moment’
      collapse, cave in, come down about one's ears, crash in, fall down
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    2. 1.2Be shown to be inadequate or unsuccessful; fail.
      ‘the deal fell down because there were a lot of unanswered questions’
      • ‘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.’
      fail, be unsuccessful, not succeed, lack success, not make the grade, not come up to expectations, fall short, fall flat, disappoint
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