Fall aboutinformal. to laugh in an uncontrolled way
- We fell about when he said that.
Fall apart1. to break into pieces because it is very old or in very bad condition
- My boots are so old, they are falling apart.
- Their marriage is in danger of falling apart.
- New tax system is falling apart.
Fall away1. to become smaller or lower
- Membership of the club has fallen away.
- Plaster was falling away from the ceiling.
Fall backto move away from an enemy during a battle or war
Fall back on
to use something for support in a difficult situation
- I have $10000 in my savings to fall back on.
1. to move or make progress more slowly than other people
- They are falling behind their foreign competitors.
2. to fail to do something at the planned time
- He fell behind with [US fell behind on] his monthly mortgage payments.
to fail; to be unsuccessful
- Why did the theory fall down?
Fall forinformal. to be romantically attracted to someone;to start to love someone
- I was 18 when I fell for Jessica.
Fall in1. (of soldiers) to start to form a line
- The soldiers were ordered to fall in for the parade.
- The garage roof has fallen in.
to begin to do something without planning or intending to
- I fell into gardening by accident.
- He fell into conversation [US a conversation] with a girl at the bar.
Fall in with
to agree to a plan, idea, decision, etc.
- He didn't fall in with our plan.
to become smaller or lower
- Sales fell off during the year.
1. If something falls on you, you are responsible for doing it
- The burden of responsibility always falls on the mother.
2. to unexpectedly attack someone
- They fell on the man with baseball bats.
3. to take hold of someone or something enthusiastically
- He fell on the food and ate the whole plateful.
1. If your tooth or hair falls out, it becomes separated from your mouth or head
- My hair started to fall out.
2. to have an argument or disagreement with someone
- She'd fallen out with her brother.
to hit your foot against something by accident so that you lose your balance and fall
- He fell over a log and broke his ankle.
Fall over yourself
to be enthusiastic about doing something
- He is falling over himself to work with us.
to fail to happen; not to succeed
- His plan to move to Berlin fell through.
If a job or responsibility falls to someone, it becomes their job or responsibility.
- It fell to me to tell him the truth.