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Fall Adjective Synonyms
tumble, trip, stumble, slump, collapse, keel over, topple, crumple
Mother fell in the kitchen and hurt her knee.

Fall Noun Synonyms
descend, sink, subside, settle, drop or come (down), plummet, plunge, dive, (take a) nosedive, cascade
The bucket fell to the bottom of the well. A meteorite fell on my house. The water falls 100 metres over the cliff at this point.

slope, declivity, descent, decline, drop, downhill, downgrade
Note the smooth rise and fall of the land.

surrender, capitulation, submission, taking, seizure, capture, overthrow, defeat, conquest, downfall
The fall of Khartoum in 1898 marked the re-establishment ofish rule in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.

Fall Verb Synonyms
slope, fall away, decline
Beyond the spinney, the meadow falls towards the river.

succumb, surrender, yield, give up or in, capitulate, be defeated or conquered, be captured, be taken (captive or prisoner), be overthrown, come or go to ruin, be destroyed, be lost
The castle fell after a year's siege.

die, perish, drop dead, be slain or killed
His grandfather fell at the Battle of the Marne.

diminish, (become) lower, sink, decline, fall or drop off, drop, decrease, dwindle, subside, come or go down
The price of oil fell today to a new low.

drop, descent, dive, nosedive, plunge, tumble, dropping, falling
How could he have survived a fall from such a height? .

decline, decay, collapse, downfall, failure, destruction, ruin, failure, deterioration, eclipse
Have you read Poe's classic Fall of the House of Usher ? .

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