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      n     (Wrestling)      another name for       fall       48  
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      vb   , falls, falling, fell   , fallen   mainly intr  
1    to descend by the force of gravity from a higher to a lower place  
2    to drop suddenly from an erect position  
3    to collapse to the ground, esp. in pieces  
4    to become less or lower in number, quality, etc.  
prices fell in the summer     
5    to become lower in pitch  
6    to extend downwards  
her hair fell to her waist     
7    to be badly wounded or killed  
8    to slope in a downward direction  
9      (Christianity)   to yield to temptation or sin  
10    to diminish in status, estimation, etc.  
11    to yield to attack  
the city fell under the assault     
12    to lose power  
the government fell after the riots     
13    to pass into or take on a specified condition  
to fall asleep, fall in love     
14    to adopt a despondent expression  
her face fell     
15    to be averted  
her gaze fell     
16    to come by chance or presumption  
suspicion fell on the butler     
17    to occur; take place  
night fell, Easter falls early this year     
18    (of payments) to be due  
19    to be directed to a specific point  
20    foll by: back, behind, etc.   to move in a specified direction  
21    to occur at a specified place  
the accent falls on the last syllable     
22    foll by: to   to return (to); be inherited (by)  
the estate falls to the eldest son     
23    often foll by: into, under, etc.   to be classified or included  
the subject falls into two main areas     
24    to issue forth  
a curse fell from her lips     
25    (of animals, esp. lambs) to be born  
26      (Brit)  
dialect   to become pregnant  
27    tr  
Dialect     (Austral. and N.Z.)   to fell (trees)  
28      (Cricket)   (of a batsman's wicket) to be taken by the bowling side  
the sixth wicket fell for 96     
29    Archaic   to begin to do  
fall a-doing, fall to doing     
30    fall flat   to fail to achieve a desired effect  
31    fall foul of  
a    to come into conflict with  
b      (Nautical)   to come into collision with  
32    fall short  
a    to prove inadequate  
b    often foll by: of   to fail to reach or measure up to (a standard)  
33    an act or instance of falling  
34    something that falls  
a fall of snow     
35      (Chiefly U.S.)   autumn  
36    the distance that something falls  
a hundred-foot fall     
37    a sudden drop from an upright position  
38    often pl  
a    a waterfall or cataract  
b    (cap. when part of a name)  
Niagara Falls     
39    a downward slope or decline  
40    a decrease in value, number, etc.  
41    a decline in status or importance  
42    a moral lapse or failing  
43    a capture or overthrow  
the fall of the city     
44    a long false hairpiece; switch  
45    a piece of loosely hanging material, such as a veil on a hat  
46      (Machinery, nautical)   the end of a tackle to which power is applied to hoist it  
47      (Nautical)   one of the lines of a davit for holding, lowering, or raising a boat  
48      (Also called)    pinfall            (Wrestling)   a scoring move, pinning both shoulders of one's opponent to the floor for a specified period  
49      (Hunting)  
a       another word for       deadfall  
b    (as modifier)  
a fall trap     
a    the birth of an animal  
b    the animals produced at a single birth  
51    take the fall  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   to be blamed, punished, or imprisoned,   (See also)        fall about       fall among       fall apart       fall away       fall back       fall behind       fall down       fall for       fall in       fall off       fall on       fallout       fall over       fall through       fall to  
     (Old English feallan; related to Old Norse falla, Old Saxon, Old High German fallan to fall; see fell2)  

      n     (Wrestling)      another name for       fall       48  

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pinball, pitfall, pineal, pinfold

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