- v. intransitive, idiomatic To fall from an upright or standing position to a horizontal or prone position.
- v. intransitive, idiomatic Of an argument, to fail to be valid.
- v. intransitive, idiomatic, informal, computing Of a computer program or system, to crash.
- v. fall forward and down
“He will be the sire and grandsire of many sons and grandsons for which the Californians will fall over themselves to buy of me at from three to five thousand dollars”
“He struggled up on one elbow, out of Duggin's arms, rocking uncertainly as if he were about to fall over at any moment.”
“The viewscreen showed a massive shadow fall over the submerged ray just before the leviathan's bony carapace came crashing down on it-with all twenty tons of leviathan behind it.”
“• While 51% thought quality of services would improve, 30% expect it to fall over the next three yearsPatient safety could be at risk because the number of managers in the NHS has fallen to "dangerously lose levels", partly as a result of "draconian" cuts and also because bosses have left after suffering regular "denigration" by ministers, including the prime minister, Farrar said.”
“For the issuing of the stream they had contrived a small low arch under the new wall; but near the entrance they had so altered the narrow bed that a wide pool stretched from the mountain-wall to the head of the fall over which the stream went towards Dale.”
“If I don’t slide off the upper deck and fall over the rail in the blackness of some storm-thrashed midnight, as I tightrope toward the head, I’ll be fine.”
“How soft they were, those faint, misty, summer stars! what a mysterious, perfumy haze they let fall over us!”
“What we received was watery spaghetti, a Baptist potluck staple,** and brownies for dessert, while a bossy “captain” yelled at us to not be “lollygaggin’ ’round the rails, ’cause if you fall over the side and drown, we are not stoppin’!””
“When our hosts began to fall over in the dance and slumber where they lay, and when the squaws began to show the same ill effects of their refreshments, we unostentatiously slipped away.”
“They trample over you, fall over you, smear your clothes, set off fire-crackers, throw pop-corn, and make themselves generally obnoxious.”
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