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  • n  the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
  • n  seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
  • n  the act of felling something (as a tree)
  • v  cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
  • v  pass away rapidly
  • v  sew a seam by folding the edges
  • v  descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
    The branch fell from the tree
    The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse
  • v  move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    The curtain fell on the diva
    Her hand went up and then fell again
  • v  pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind
    She fell ill
    They fell out of favor
    she fell to pieces after she lost her work
  • v  come under, be classified or included
  • v  fall from clouds
  • v  suffer defeat, failure, or ruin
  • v  die, as in battle or in a hunt
    Many soldiers fell at Verdun
    The shooting victim fell dead
  • v  touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    Light fell on her face
  • v  be captured
    The cities fell to the enemy
  • v  occur at a specified time or place
  • v  decrease in size, extent, or range
    The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    his voice fell to a whisper
  • v  yield to temptation or sin
    Adam and Eve fell
  • v  lose office or power
    The government fell overnight
    The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen
  • v  to be given by assignment or distribution
    The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team
    The onus fell on us
    The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student
  • v  move in a specified direction
  • v  be due
  • v  lose one's chastity
  • v  to be given by right or inheritance
    The estate fell to the oldest daughter
  • v  come into the possession of
  • v  fall to somebody by assignment or lot
    The task fell to me
    It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims
  • v  be inherited by
    The estate fell to my sister
  • v  slope downward
  • v  lose an upright position suddenly
    The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table
    Her hair fell across her forehead
  • v  drop oneself to a lower or less erect position
    She fell back in her chair
    He fell to his knees
  • v  fall or flow in a certain way
  • v  assume a disappointed or sad expression
    Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off
    his crest fell
  • v  be cast down
    his eyes fell
  • v  come out; issue
    silly phrases fell from her mouth
  • v  be born, used chiefly of lambs
    The lambs fell in the afternoon
  • v  begin vigorously
    The prisoners fell to work right away
  • v  go as if by falling
    Grief fell from our hearts
  • v  come as if by falling
    Night fell
    Silence fell
  • s  (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

  • This morning Comptroller of the Currency John Dugan gave a speech and shared some grim data: more than half of loans modified in the first quarter of 2008 fell 30 days delinquent .
  • Millions of people fell in love with the customizable suburbanites of The Sims, which became the best-selling PC game of all time.
  • The city pulled together as lives fell apart.
News & Articles

  • Minor injuries for hiker who fell down Wash. falls
    Snohomish County officials say a 23-year-old Monroe man suffered what appeared to be minor injuries when he fell 40-50 feet over the lower falls at Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar, Wash.
    June 15, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • Crews rescue hiker who fell at Wallace Falls
    A 23-year-old man who slipped and fell down at Wallace Falls near Gold Bar was rescued Friday afternoon. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said the man traveled about 40-50 feet down the falls before he was able to stop and get on top of rocks.  Authorities told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News a passerby saw the man and called 911 at about 1:30 p.m. It is unknown if the passerby saw the man fall or ...
    June 14, 2013 - KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
  • Yum says China sales fell 19 percent in May
    Yum says China sales fell 19 percent in May NEW YORK (AP) — Yum Brands says a key sales figure in China dropped 19 percent in May, as the parent company of KFC worked to recover from the double whammy of a new strain of bird flu and an earlier controversy over its chicken supply. Yum Brands Inc. added that it expects sales at established restaurants to continue recovering over the course of the ...
    June 14, 2013 - seattlepi.com

  • Tilda Swinton in ABC News
    I'm still recovering from that moment, and I have absolutely no idea what happened after that,Swinton said. "So, you know, you can tell me my dress fell off and I'd believe you, so don't be cruel."
  • Donovan in The Associated Press
    Clint made a good run in the middle, the ball fell to me ...... time kind of stopped,Donovan said. "You can't miss from there."
  • Zhang Jun in FOXNews
    I suddenly felt the train, like a roller coaster, topple ...... to one side and all the way to the other side. When it finally went off the tracks, many people fell on me,Zhang said.

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