free fall
noun Date: 1919 1. the condition of unrestrained motion in a gravitational field; also such motion 2. a. the part of a parachute jump before the parachute opens b. a rapid and continuing drop or decline <
a free fall in stock prices
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free-fall intransitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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