[fɔ:l] (     pt fell,     pp fallen )
intransitive verb Conjugation
1. [generally]   Conjugation caer
 he fell off the chair   se cayó de la silla
 she fell backwards   se cayó hacia atrás
 to fall to bits or pieces   hacerse pedazos
 to fall flat (fig)   no causar el efecto deseado
2. [decrease]   Conjugation bajar, Conjugation disminuir
3. [become]
 to fall asleep   dormirse
 to fall ill   ponerse enfermo ( f enferma)
 to fall silent   quedarse en silencio
 to fall vacant   quedar libre
 to fall in love   enamorarse, encamotarse (Andes) (Amér C)
 to fall open   caer abierto ( f abierta)
4. [belong, be classed]
 to fall into/under   pertenecer a
5. [MIL - city]
 to fall (to)   caer (en manos de)
6. (UK) POL [constituency]
 to fall to somebody/something   ir a parar a alguien/algo
7. [cover]
 to fall on or across [light]   iluminar
[shadow]   oscurecer



1. [generally]   caída f
2. [meteor]
 a fall of snow   una nevada
3. [MIL - of city]   caída f
4. [decrease]
 fall (in)   descenso m (de)
5. (US) [autumn]   otoño m



plural noun
  cataratas fpl


fall about

intransitive verb Conjugation
(UK & inf)
 to fall about (laughing)   partirse (de risa), troncharse


fall apart

intransitive verb Conjugation
[book, chair]   caerse a trozos, Conjugation romperse
(fig) [country, person]   Conjugation desmoronarse


fall away

intransitive verb Conjugation
1. [land]   Conjugation descender
2. [plaster]   Conjugation desprenderse


fall back

intransitive verb Conjugation
[person, crowd]   echarse atrás, Conjugation retroceder


fall back on

transitive verb inseparable
[resort to]   recurrir a


fall behind

intransitive verb
1. [in race]   quedarse atrás
2. [with rent, work]   retrasarse


fall down

intransitive verb Conjugation
1. [to ground]   Conjugation caerse
2. [fail]   Conjugation fallar


fall for

transitive verb inseparable Conjugation
1. (inf) [fall in love with]   enamorarse de
2. [trick, lie]   tragarse


fall in

intransitive verb Conjugation
1. [roof, ceiling]   desplomarse, Conjugation hundirse
2. MIL   formar filas


fall in with

transitive verb inseparable Conjugation
[plan]   Conjugation aceptar
[crowd]   juntarse con


fall off

intransitive verb Conjugation
1. [branch, handle]   Conjugation desprenderse
2. [demand, numbers]   Conjugation disminuir


fall on

transitive verb inseparable Conjugation
1. [subj: eyes, gaze]   posarse en
2. [attack]   Conjugation caer or lanzarse sobre


fall out

intransitive verb Conjugation
1. [hair, tooth]
 his hair is falling out   se le está cayendo el pelo
2. [argue]   Conjugation pelearse, Conjugation discutir
3. MIL   romper filas


fall over

transitive verb inseparable Conjugation
  tropezar con
 to be falling over oneself to do something (inf)   desvivirse por hacer algo


fall over

intransitive verb Conjugation
[person, chair etc]   Conjugation caerse


fall through

intransitive verb Conjugation
[plan, deal]   Conjugation fracasar


fall to

transitive verb inseparable Conjugation
 it fell to me to do it   me tocó a mí hacerlo

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