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- S: (n) hide, fell (the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal))
- S: (n) fell, felled seam (seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges)
- S: (n) fell (the act of felling something (as a tree))
- S: (v) fall (descend in free fall under the influence of gravity) "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
- S: (v) descend, fall, go down, come down (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way) "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
- S: (v) fall (pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind) "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost her work"
- S: (v) fall, come (come under, be classified or included) "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"
- S: (v) precipitate, come down, fall (fall from clouds) "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
- S: (v) fall (suffer defeat, failure, or ruin) "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
- S: (v) fall (die, as in battle or in a hunt) "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
- S: (v) fall, shine, strike (touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly) "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
- S: (v) fall (be captured) "The cities fell to the enemy"
- S: (v) fall (occur at a specified time or place) "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
- S: (v) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall (decrease in size, extent, or range) "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
- S: (v) fall (yield to temptation or sin) "Adam and Eve fell"
- S: (v) fall (lose office or power) "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
- S: (v) fall (to be given by assignment or distribution) "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student"
- S: (v) fall (move in a specified direction) "The line of men fall forward"
- S: (v) fall (be due) "payments fall on the 1st of the month"
- S: (v) fall (lose one's chastity) "a fallen woman"
- S: (v) fall (to be given by right or inheritance) "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
- S: (v) accrue, fall (come into the possession of) "The house accrued to the oldest son"
- S: (v) fall, light (fall to somebody by assignment or lot) "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"
- S: (v) fall, return, pass, devolve (be inherited by) "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
- S: (v) fall (slope downward) "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
- S: (v) fall, fall down (lose an upright position suddenly) "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"
- S: (v) fall (drop oneself to a lower or less erect position) "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
- S: (v) hang, fall, flow (fall or flow in a certain way) "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
- S: (v) fall (assume a disappointed or sad expression) "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
- S: (v) fall (be cast down) "his eyes fell"
- S: (v) fall (come out; issue) "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
- S: (v) fall (be born, used chiefly of lambs) "The lambs fell in the afternoon"
- S: (v) fall (begin vigorously) "The prisoners fell to work right away"
- S: (v) fall (go as if by falling) "Grief fell from our hearts"
- S: (v) fall, descend, settle (come as if by falling) "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
- S: (v) fell, drop, strike down, cut down (cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow) "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
- S: (v) fly, fell, vanish (pass away rapidly) "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
- S: (v) fell (sew a seam by folding the edges)
- S: (adj) barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious ((of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering) "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"