Synonyms of fall in English:

fall


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verb

1‘bombers screamed above and bombs began to fall’

SYNONYMS
drop, drop down, plummet, descend, come down, go down, plunge, sink, dive, nosedive, tumble, pitch
cascade
technical gravitate
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rise

2‘he lost his balance and fell’

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topple over, tumble over, keel over, fall down, fall over, go head over heels, go end over end, fall headlong, go headlong, collapse, fall in a heap, take a spill, pitch forward
trip, trip over, stumble, stagger, slip, slide
Scottish, Northern Irish cowp
informal come a cropper, go for six
dated measure one's length
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get up

3‘little by little, the river began to fall’

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subside, recede, ebb, fall back, flow back, fall away, go down, get lower, sink
abate, settle
rare retrocede
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rise, flood

4‘inflation is expected to fall’

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decrease, decline, diminish, fall off, drop off, go down, grow less, lessen, dwindle
plummet, plunge, slump, sink
depreciate, decrease in value, lose value, decline in price, cheapen, devalue
informal hit the floor, go through the floor, nosedive, take a nosedive, take a header, go into a tailspin, crash
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rise, increase

5‘the Mogul empire fell several centuries later’

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decline, deteriorate, degenerate, go downhill, go to rack and ruin
die, decay, atrophy, wither, fade, fail
informal go to the dogs, go to pot, hit the skids, go down the toilet, go down the tubes
Australian, New Zealand informal go to the pack
rare retrograde
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flourish

6‘a monument to those who fell in the Civil War’

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die, be killed, be slain, be a casualty, be a fatality, be lost, lose one's life, perish, drop dead, meet one's end, meet one's death
informal bite the dust, croak, buy it
British informal snuff it, peg out
North American informal bite the big one
archaic decease

7‘the town fell to the barbarians’

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surrender, yield, submit, give in, give up, give way, capitulate, succumb
be overthrown by, be taken by, be defeated by, be conquered by, be overcome by, be overwhelmed by, lose one's position to, pass into the hands of, fall victim to
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resist

8‘Easter falls on 23rd April’

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occur, take place, happen, come about, come to pass

9‘he waited for night to fall’

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come, arrive, appear, occur, arise, materialize

10‘my grandmother fell ill’

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become, come to be, get to be, grow, get, turn

11‘more of the domestic tasks may fall to him’

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be the responsibility of, be the duty of, be borne by, be one's job, be one's task
come someone's way

noun

1‘he had an accidental fall’

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tumble, trip, spill, topple, stumble, slip
collapse
informal nosedive, header, cropper

2‘September's reports showed a fall in sales’

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decline, fall-off, drop, dropping off, decrease, cut, lessening, lowering, dip, diminishing, dwindling, reduction, plummet, plunge, slump, deterioration, downswing
informal nosedive, crash, let-up
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increase

3‘the fall of the Roman Empire’

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downfall, ruin, ruination, collapse, failure, decline, deterioration, degeneration, destruction, overthrow, demise
ANTONYMS

rise

4‘the fall of the city to the enemy’

SYNONYMS
surrender, surrendering, capitulation, yielding, giving in, submission, acquiescence, succumbing, resignation, laying down of arms
defeat

5‘there is a fall of some fifty feet down to the ocean’

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descent, declivity, slope, downward slope, downward slant, incline
North American downgrade
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ascent

6‘the Fall of Man’

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sin, sinning, wrongdoing, transgression, error, yielding to temptation, offence, lapse, fall from grace, backsliding
original sin

7falls‘they went on rafting trips below the falls’

SYNONYMS
waterfall, cascade, cataract, chute, torrent
rapids, white water
Northern English force
Scottish archaic linn

Phrases

    fall asleep

    ‘Claire tried not to fall asleep’


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    informal


    North American informal


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    stay awake, wake up

    fall away

    ‘the ground fell away abruptly’


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    rare


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    rise

    fall about laughing

    ‘I didn't know whether to get angry or fall about laughing’


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    informal


    fall apart

    1‘my boots fell apart’


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    informal


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    remain intact

    2‘I was gentle with him when he fell apart’


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    informal


    fall behind

    1‘she walked so fast that the others soon fell behind’


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    overtake

    2‘customers fell behind on their payments’


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    be up to date

    fall back

    ‘the force of her blow caused him to fall back’


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    advance

    fall down

    1‘I spin round and round till I fall down’


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    informal


    dated


    2‘the federation fell down in some areas’


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    informal


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    come through, succeed

    fall back on

    ‘you can always fall back on the support of relatives’


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    fall for

    1‘she fell for a younger man’


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    informal


    2‘Jenkins is far too astute to fall for that trick’


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    informal


    fall into place

    1‘it was at this point that everything began to fall into place’


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    informal


    2‘almost miraculously, the pieces fell into place’


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    fall in with

    1‘he fell in with a bad crowd’


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    informal


    2‘he refused to fall in with their demands’


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    disobey

    fall in

    1‘the roof of our house fell in’


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    hold up

    2‘he ordered his troops to fall in’


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    Military


    British informal


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    fall out

    fall on

    1‘the army fell on the besiegers’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    2‘the cost should not fall on the students’


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    fall off

    ‘the amount of container shipping has fallen off’


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    informal


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    increase

    fall short

    ‘the results fall short of what was expected’


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    informal


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    measure up, measure up to

    fall out

    1‘let's not fall out over silly things’


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    informal


    archaic


    Scottish archaic


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    make up

    2‘the soldier fell out without permission’


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    fall in

    3‘it fell out that we lost’


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    fall through

    ‘unfortunately the deal fell through’


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    informal


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    succeed