Synonyms of fall on in English:

fall on

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1‘the army fell on the besiegers’

attack, assail, assault, make an assault on, fly at, let fly at, launch oneself at, pounce upon, set upon, ambush, surprise, accost, rush, storm, charge
informal jump, lay into, lace into, tear into, sail into, pitch into, get stuck into, let someone have it, beat someone up
British informal set about, have a go at
North American informal light into

2‘the cost should not fall on the students’

be borne by, be carried by, be the responsibility of, be paid by