Synonyms of 'fall'
Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
Part of an aeroplane had dropped out of the sky and hit me.
50 people died when a bus plunged into a river.
The dog had tumbled down the cliff.
The car plummeted off a cliff.
She tripped and broke her hip.
Once its impurities had settled, the oil could be graded.
He lost his balance and crashed to the floor.
He pitched head-first over the low wall.
Far off to the west the sun was sinking.
His monoplane stalled and dived into the ground.
The smoke was so thick that I stumbled on the first step.
Disaster struck as the plane descended through the mist.
He released his hold and toppled slowly backwards.
Does that mean that the whole house is subsiding?
A waterfall cascades down the cliff from the hills.
come a cropper (informal)
go head over heels
Her weight fell to under seven stones.
Population growth is decreasing each year.
Temperatures can drop to freezing at night.
a declining birth rate
Crime has gone down 70 per cent.
His enthusiasm was in no way flagging.
Net profits slumped.
The threat of war has diminished.
Unemployment is rising again and retail buying has fallen off.
The factory's workforce has dwindled.
Keep immunisations up to date to lessen the risk of serious illness.
The pain had subsided during the night.
There were occasions when my enthusiasm ebbed.
The storms soon abated.
3 be overthrown
The town fell to Croatian forces.
We'll never surrender to the terrorists.
She yielded to general pressure.
If I submitted to their demands, they would not press the allegations.
The whole ceiling gave way and fell in on us.
The club eventually capitulated and granted equal rights to women.
give in or up
pass into enemy hands
4 be killed
Another wave of troops followed the first, running past those who had fallen.
I am afraid that I might fall ill.
Easter falls in early April.
The deaths occurred when troops tried to disperse the demonstrators.
We cannot say for sure what will happen.
Any possible solution to the Irish question can only come about through dialogue.
Similar demonstrations also took place elsewhere.
come to pass
Everything I said about the game came to pass that night.
When night fell, he sat with his mother
Teenagers occasionally find it all too much to cope with and lapse into bad behaviour.
They charged him with sinning against God and man.
alleged criminals who offend while on bail
If he errs again, he will be severely punished.
Forgive those who trespass against us.
If a politician transgresses, it is his own fault.
Keep these things in mind to help prevent you from backsliding.
yield to temptation
The helmets are designed to withstand impacts equivalent to a fall from a bicycle.
There was a sheer drop just outside my window.
the stock market plunge
He made a sudden dive for his legs.
He injured his knee in a tumble from his horse.
The airplane crashed on its descent into the airport.
The catamaran sailed over the precipice and plunged into a nosedive.
There was a sharp fall in the value of the pound.
There has been a decrease in the number of young unemployed people.
He was prepared to take a drop in wages.
The first signs of economic decline became visible.
a future reduction in interest rates
a slump in property prices
the current dip in farm spending
a lessening of tension on the border
The president has accepted a diminution of his original powers.
The economy needs an immediate 2 per cent cut in interest rates.
the fall of Rome
Their economy is teetering on the edge of collapse.
the unconditional surrender of the rebels
His lack of experience led to his downfall.
the death of everything he had ever hoped for
The policy is doomed to failure.
It is the ruin of society.
Our objective was the destruction of the enemy forces.
They were charged with plotting the overthrow of the state.
The army intends to take the city or force it into submission.
They criticised the government decision as a capitulation to terrorist organisations.
a fall of 3.5 kilometres
phrasal verbs:fall apart
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If something bad or undesirable abates, it becomes much less strong or severe.
The storms soon abated.
They needed to be much further forward before winter arrived.
Thesaurus for fall from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone or something falls , they move quickly downwards onto or towards the ground, by accident or because of a natural force.