fall to
intransitive verb Date: 1575 to begin doing something (as working or eating) especially vigorously — often used in invitation or command

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  • fall to — {v.} 1. To begin to work. * /The boys fell to and quickly cut the grass./ Syn.: TURN TO. 2. To begin to fight. * /They took out their swords and fell to./ 3. To begin to eat. * /The hungry boys fell to before everyone sat down./ 4. Begin; start.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall to — {v.} 1. To begin to work. * /The boys fell to and quickly cut the grass./ Syn.: TURN TO. 2. To begin to fight. * /They took out their swords and fell to./ 3. To begin to eat. * /The hungry boys fell to before everyone sat down./ 4. Begin; start.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall to — phr verb Fall to is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑duty, ↑responsibility, ↑task Fall to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bottom, ↑floor, ↑ground, ↑knee, ↑low …   Collocations dictionary

  • fall to — Synonyms and related words: accept, assume, attack, attempt, begin, blast away, blast off, break bread, buckle down, buckle to, commence, count calories, diet, dive in, dive into, eat, embark in, embark upon, endeavor, engage in, enter on, enter… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • To fall to — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fall to Pieces — may refer to:In music: * I Fall to Pieces , a song by Patsy Cline * Fall to Pieces (Velvet Revolver song) * Fall to Pieces (Avril Lavigne song) * Fall to Pieces , a song by Krystal Meyers from Krystal Meyers * Fall to Pieces , a song by From… …   Wikipedia

  • Fall to Pieces — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Fall to Pieces» Sencillo de Avril Lavigne del álbum Under My Skin Publicación 30 de marzo de 2005 Formato Promo Single …   Wikipedia Español

  • fall to pieces — {v. phr.} To disintegrate; collapse. * /After the death of Alexander the Great, his empire started to fall to pieces./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall to pieces — {v. phr.} To disintegrate; collapse. * /After the death of Alexander the Great, his empire started to fall to pieces./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall to pieces — index decay, degenerate, disintegrate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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