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  • 1 fall over — (yourself to do something) British, American & Australian, American to be very eager to do something. They were falling over themselves to be helpful. (usually in continuous tenses) …

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  • 2 fall over — phrasal verb Word forms fall over : present tense I/you/we/they fall over he/she/it falls over present participle falling over past tense fell over past participle fallen over 1) [intransitive] if something falls over, it falls so that its side… …

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  • 3 fall over — UK US fall over Phrasal Verb with fall({{}}/fɔːl/ verb (fell, fallen) ► IT if a computer or a computer program falls over, it suddenly stops working: »If the program falls over on complicated drawings, it is of no use to us professionally. ► if a …

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  • 4 fall over — verb fall forward and down (Freq. 1) The old woman went over without a sound • Syn: ↑go over • Hypernyms: ↑break down, ↑collapse • Verb Frames …

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  • 5 ˌfall ˈover — phrasal verb 1) if something falls over, it falls so that its side is on the ground 2) if you fall over, you fall to the ground …

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  • 6 fall over — phr verb Fall over is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑chair, ↑silence …

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  • 7 fall over — PHRASAL VERB If a person or object that is standing falls over, they accidentally move from their upright position so that they are then lying on the ground or on the surface supporting them. [V P] If he drinks more than two glasses of wine he… …

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  • 8 fall over — verb a) To fall from an upright or standing position to a horizontal or prone position. b) Of an argument, to fail to be valid …

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  • 9 fall over — drop from (cliff, etc.); desert; fail; fall …

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  • 10 fall over somebody — ˌfall ˈover sb/sth derived no passive to hit your foot against sth when you are walking and fall, or almost fall Syn: trip over • I rushed for the door and fell over the cat in the hallway. see also ↑fall …

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  • 11 fall over something — ˌfall ˈover sb/sth derived no passive to hit your foot against sth when you are walking and fall, or almost fall Syn: trip over • I rushed for the door and fell over the cat in the hallway. see also ↑fall …

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  • 12 fall over yourself to do something — phrase to be very enthusiastic about doing something Thesaurus: become excitedsynonym Main entry: fall * * * ˌfall ˈover yourself to do sth derived (informal …

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  • 13 fall\ over\ backwards — • fall over backwards • fall over oneself v. phr. To do everything you can to please someone; try very hard to satisfy someone. The hotel manager fell over backwards to give the movie star everything she wanted. The boys fell over themselves… …

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  • 14 fall\ over\ oneself — • fall over backwards • fall over oneself v. phr. To do everything you can to please someone; try very hard to satisfy someone. The hotel manager fell over backwards to give the movie star everything she wanted. The boys fell over themselves… …

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  • 15 fall over oneself to do — ► fall over oneself to do informal be excessively eager to do. Main Entry: ↑fall …

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  • 16 fall over yourself to do something — fall over (yourself to do something) British, American & Australian, American to be very eager to do something. They were falling over themselves to be helpful. (usually in continuous tenses) …

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  • 17 fall over oneself — phrasal or fall over backward : to display great or excessive eagerness fell over themselves in their efforts to accommodate the new administration Atlantic juries fell over backward in favor of progressive art Aline B. Saarinen * * * fall over… …

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  • 18 fall over backward — phrasal see fall over oneself * * * fall over backward see ↑backward, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑fall …

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  • 19 fall over backwards — verb try very hard to please someone She falls over backwards when she sees her mother in law • Syn: ↑bend over backwards • Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑behave, ↑do • Verb Frames …

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  • 20 fall over backwards — or[fall over oneself] {v. phr.} To do everything you can to please someone; try very hard to satisfy someone. * /The hotel manager fell over backwards to give the movie star everything she wanted./ * /The boys fell over themselves trying to get… …

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