fall out
intransitive verb Date: 15th century 1. quarrel; also to cut off relations over a quarrel <
former friends who have fallen out
>
2. turn out, happen <
expected to be in the States…, but things fell out otherwise — Mark Twain
>
3. a. to leave one's place in the ranks b. to leave a building in order to take one's place in a military formation

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  • fall out — {v.} 1. To happen. * /As it fell out, the Harpers were able to sell their old car./ Compare: TURN OUT(6). 2. To quarrel; fight; fuss; disagree. * /The thieves fell out over the division of the loot./ 3. To leave a military formation. * /You men… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall out — {v.} 1. To happen. * /As it fell out, the Harpers were able to sell their old car./ Compare: TURN OUT(6). 2. To quarrel; fight; fuss; disagree. * /The thieves fell out over the division of the loot./ 3. To leave a military formation. * /You men… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Fall Out — Single par The Police Face B Nothing Achieving Sortie 1er …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fall out — / fɔ:laʊt/, it. /fo laut/ (o fall out) locuz. ingl. [comp. di fall caduta e out fuori ], usata in ital. come s.m. 1. (fis.) [caduta sul suolo terrestre di nuclidi radioattivi diffusi da esplosioni nucleari]. 2. (estens.) [ciò che consegue a un… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • fall out — [v1] argue altercate, bicker, clash, differ, disagree, fight, quarrel, spar, squabble; concept 46 Ant. agree, concur fall out [v2] come to pass befall, chance, happen, occur, result, take place, turn out; concept 4 …   New thesaurus

  • Fall-out — Fall out, Fall·out [ fɔːl|aut] der; s, s; geschr; die radioaktiven Produkte, die als Folge von Kernspaltungen (z.B. nach einer Atombombenexplosion) entstehen …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • Fall-out — auch: Fall|out 〈[fɔ:laʊt] n. od. m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 Niederschlag von radioaktiven Stoffen aus der Atmosphäre, die z. B. bei Kernwaffenexplosionen entstehen [Etym.: engl., »radioaktiver Niederschlag«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • fall out — 1570s in the literal sense; military use is from 1832. Meaning “quarrel” is attested from 1560s (to fall out with “quarrel with” is from 1520s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fall-out — /foˈlaut, ingl. ˈfɔːlˌaut/ [loc. ingl., propriamente «caduta fuori», da fall «caduta» e out «fuori»] loc. sost. m. inv. ricaduta radioattiva …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • fall out — ► fall out have an argument. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • fall|out — «FL OWT», noun. 1. the radioactive particles or dust that fall to earth after a nuclear explosion. Fallout may be assumed always to be dangerously radioactive. »Fallout sifting down…will affect every living person (Stuart Chase). 2. the falling… …   Useful english dictionary

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