fall down
intransitive verb Date: 1873 to fail to meet expectations or requirements <
fell down on the job
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  • fall down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms fall down : present tense I/you/we/they fall down he/she/it falls down present participle falling down past tense fell down past participle fallen down 1) same as fall I, 1), b) I fell down and hurt my knee …   English dictionary

  • fall down — verb lose an upright position suddenly The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table Her hair fell across her forehead • Syn: ↑fall • Derivationally related forms: ↑fall (for: ↑fall) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fall Down — Infobox Single Name = Fall Down Artist = Toad the Wet Sprocket from Album = Dulcinea Released = 1994 Genre = Rock Format = CD Label = Columbia Length = 3:24 Writer = Todd Nichols, Glen Phillips Producer = Gavin MacKillop Last single = I Will Not… …   Wikipedia

  • fall down — verb a) To fall to the ground. Ring a ring o roses, / A pocketful of posies. / A tishoo! A tishoo! / We all fall down. mdash; traditional nursery rhyme (UK version) b) To collapse. The beams supporting the roof had rotted, causing the entire… …   Wiktionary

  • fall down — phr verb Fall down is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑house, ↑wall Fall down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑flight, ↑well …   Collocations dictionary

  • fall down — 1) see fall 2) 2) PHRASAL VERB If an argument, organization, or person falls down on a particular point, they are weak or unsatisfactory on that point. [V P on n] The UN, the US and the EC have all fallen down on their obligations towards the new …   English dictionary

  • ˌfall ˈdown — phrasal verb 1) same as fall I fell down and hurt my knee.[/ex] 2) if a building is falling down, it is in very bad condition …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • fall down — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb Informal. To be unsuccessful: choke, fail, fall through. Informal: flop. Slang: bomb. Idioms: fail of success, fall short. See THRIVE. II verb See fall …   English dictionary for students

  • fall down — fail. → fall …   English new terms dictionary

  • fall down — In the context of general equities, may not be able to produce as indicated in one s advertised market, due to less help (than anticipated) from other parties or due to changing market conditions. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

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