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- v. To be unsuccessful, abort, come to nothing/naught; to be cancelled; not to proceed.
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- v. fail utterly; collapse
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Getting off the snow on to terra-firma took time, as in places it was thin, and it was possible to fall through into deep holes between the rocks.
No, first murder Nina Sergeevna and then fall through the floor.
A sentry — Mother Benedict — was posted outside on the landing to keep watch on the progress which the fire was making up the stairs, and Mrs. Bradley herself went back to the floor below — which was burning hot to her feet and might, she knew, at any moment fall through in a rush of flame — to shout down orders to George.
No sooner had this little plan shaped itself in his mind than he began to be busy with exact calculations about the wood to be bought and the particular article of furniture that should be undertaken first — a kitchen cupboard of his own contrivance, with such an ingenious arrangement of sliding-doors and bolts, such convenient nooks for stowing household provender, and such a symmetrical result to the eye, that every good housewife would be in raptures with it, and fall through all the gradations of melancholy longing till her husband promised to buy it for her.
If you’ve never seen the Polar Bear Club in action, picture an episode of The Golden Girls in which the girls go ice fishing and fall through the ice.
One such shift caused P8 Blue and Dr. Elizabeth Lense to fall through a cargo bay bulkhead on the U.S.S. Defiant while it was in interphase Interphase Book 1.
So huge-ously huge, your bottom will fall through your pants in surprise.