fall for
phrasal 1. to fall in love with 2. to become a victim of <
fell for the trick
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • fall for — (something) to believe something that is not true. I stupidly fell for his story until someone told me he was already married. Related vocabulary: hook, line, and sinker Etymology: based on the phrase fall for something hook, line, and sinker (=… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall for — ► fall for informal 1) fall in love with. 2) be deceived by. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • fall for — [v] become infatuated with desire, fall in love with, flip over, go head over heels*, lose one’s head over*, succumb; concept 32 Ant. repulse …   New thesaurus

  • fall for — (someone) to find someone attractive and begin to love them. They met at a friend s house and fell for each other immediately …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall for — verb 1. fall in love with; become infatuated with (Freq. 1) She fell for the man from Brazil • Hypernyms: ↑change • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s somebody 2. be deceive …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fall for : present tense I/you/we/they fall for he/she/it falls for present participle falling for past tense fell for past participle fallen for 1) fall for someone to be very attracted to someone and to… …   English dictionary

  • fall for — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you fall for someone, you are strongly attracted to them and start loving them. [V P n] He was fantastically handsome I just fell for him right away. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you fall for a lie or trick, you believe it or are… …   English dictionary

  • fall for — 1) she fell for John Syn: fall in love with, become infatuated with, lose one s heart to, take a fancy to, be smitten with/by, be attracted to; informal have the hots for 2) she won t fall for that trick Syn: be deceived by, be duped by, be… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fall for — informal 1) she fell for John Syn: fall in love with, take a fancy to, be smitten by, be attracted to 2) she won t fall for that trick Syn: be deceived by, be duped by, be fooled by, be taken in by; informal go for, buy …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • fall for — verb a) To be fooled; to walk into a trap or respond to a scam or trick. I cant believe how many people still fall for the coin glued to the sidewalk. b) To fall in love with someone. He really fell for the attractive waitress at his favorite… …   Wiktionary

  • fall for — {v.}, {slang} 1. To begin to like very much. * /Dick fell for baseball when he was a little boy./ 2. To begin to love (a boy or a girl.) * /Helen was a very pretty girl and people were not surprised that Bill fell for her./ 3. To believe… …   Dictionary of American idioms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”