fall on
or fall upon phrasal to meet with <
fell on hard times
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fall on — ► fall on (or upon) 1) attack fiercely or unexpectedly. 2) (of someone s eyes or gaze) be directed towards. 3) (of a burden or duty) be borne or incurred by. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • fall on — phrasal verb fall on or fall upon [transitive] Word forms fall on : present tense I/you/we/they fall on he/she/it falls on present participle falling on past tense fell on past participle fallen on 1) mainly literary fall on something to start… …   English dictionary

  • fall on — ATTACK, assail, assault, fly at, set about, set upon; pounce upon, ambush, surprise, rush, storm, charge; informal jump, lay into, pitch into, beat someone up; Brit. informal have a go at. → …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall on — phr verb Fall on is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑blame, ↑burden, ↑emphasis, ↑eye, ↑glance, ↑responsibility, ↑spotlight, ↑suspicion Fall on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑knee …   Collocations dictionary

  • fall on — PHRASAL VERB If you fall on something when it arrives or appears, you eagerly seize it or welcome it. [V P n] They fell on the sandwiches with alacrity …   English dictionary

  • fall\ on — • fall (up)on v 1. To go and fight with; attack. The robbers fell on him from behind trees. 2. formal To meet (troubles). The famous poet fell upon unhappy days …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fall on — or[fall upon] {v.} 1. To go and fight with; attack. * /The robbers fell on him from behind trees./ 2. {formal} To meet (troubles). * /The famous poet fell upon unhappy days./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall on — or[fall upon] {v.} 1. To go and fight with; attack. * /The robbers fell on him from behind trees./ 2. {formal} To meet (troubles). * /The famous poet fell upon unhappy days./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall on — verb To experience; to suffer; to fall upon. With the rise of the Internet, some media fell on hard times …   Wiktionary

  • fall on — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To attack] Syn. assault, battle, descend upon; see attack 1 , 2 . 2. [To discover] Syn. meet, find, chance upon; see discover . II fall (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To set upon with violent force: aggress, assail,… …   English dictionary for students

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