Meaning of fall over in English:

fall over

Translate fall over into Spanish

phrasal verb

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

    • ‘I felt so dizzy that I fell over’
    fall over, fall, topple over, tumble down, keel over, collapse, fall in a heap, trip, take a spill, stumble, stagger
    1. 1.1(of computer hardware or software) stop working suddenly; crash.
      ‘the program fell over once when I clicked on the wrong control’
      • ‘Ok, here goes, if this site suddenly falls over, you'll know why!’
      • ‘Two days later my computer kept falling over during the windows boot process with a suspect driver error.’
      • ‘I bought two of these when they first came out, one as a mini server the other as a back up server. They were fine for about 24 months... then they both just fell over, both on the same day.’
    2. 1.2fall over oneselfinformal Be excessively eager to do something.
      • ‘critics fell over themselves to compliment him’
      • ‘Music critics fell over themselves to praise ‘The Message,’ treating it as the poetry of the streets - as the elite media has characterized hip-hop ever since.’
      • ‘His indictment of the tabloid press seemed vindicated when its TV critics began falling over themselves to say how brilliant the broadcast had been.’
      • ‘Critics have been falling over themselves to heap praise on the musician after she brought fans to their feet with stirring performances.’
      • ‘Having made such a splash at Sundance, it is little surprise to find the US critics falling over themselves to deliver a positive verdict.’
      • ‘Nowadays, publishers are falling over themselves to bring conservative books to a mainstream audience.’
      • ‘The global audience is limited, so advertisers won't be falling over themselves to redirect their budgets.’
      • ‘After a wet summer garden centres will be falling over themselves to shift excess patio furniture.’
      • ‘It used to be said that post-reunification Berlin was the biggest building site around, as construction companies fell over themselves to build bigger and better hotels.’
      • ‘Committee members almost fell over themselves to praise her ‘calm’ and ‘rational’ speech, but such sentiments count for little when set against hard economics.’
      • ‘Yet when Henman almost fainted with fright as he began his second-round match, the pundits fell over themselves to point out how quickly he regained his composure.’
      • ‘No one fell over themselves to contradict him either.’
      • ‘I met him once, when he came in for a development meeting at a tv production company I used to work at, and the whole office fell over themselves to look after him.’
      • ‘People fell over themselves to do good things for Klemperer.’
      • ‘The elite fell over itself to testify in the book's favor during the trial, and the defense was able to produce a star-studded list of experts, including E. M. Forster and Rebecca West.’
      • ‘In the North-east the BBC fell over itself to support the ill-fated assembly, yet failed recently to mention a scathing report from a parliamentary committee on the matter.’
      • ‘Wine consumption grew, the industry was given a fillip and merchants who had watched the dust settle on their French-inspired lists were now falling over themselves to buy wine from exotic-sounding places such as Mendoza and Coonawarra.’
      • ‘Why are celebrities falling over themselves to become children's authors - Madonna is already on her fourth title, while Paul McCartney's first tale of Wirral the Squirrel is being published this coming autumn.’
      • ‘Financial institutions are falling over themselves to offer wealth-management services.’
      • ‘Supermarkets are falling over themselves to provide meat-free ready meals - demand rose by 16% in the last year, and the market is now worth £539m.’
      • ‘I find it quite ironic that the State governments in Australia are falling over themselves to be the biotechnology centre of excellence but they won't allow that technology to be used once it's been developed.’