English Phrasal Verbs with FALL You Should Know

In this lesson, you will learn commonly used phrasal verbs with FALL...


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In this lesson, you will learn commonly used phrasal verbs with FALL…

  • Fall apart – Disintegrate

The book fell apart in my hands.

  • Fall back – Retreat

He yelled for his men to fall back.

  • Fall behind – Be late

His mother was chatting and didn’t notice that he had fallen behind.

  • Fall down – Fall to the ground, to collapse

The bridge is falling down and will need a million dollars to repair it.

  • Fall for – Be fooled; to walk into a trap or respond to a scam or trick

I can’t believe how many people still fall for the coin glued to the sidewalk.

  • Fall off – Become detached or to drop from

A button fell off my coat.

  • Fall out – Come out of something by falling

I opened the cupboard and a can fell out onto my foot.

  • Fall through – Be unsuccessful, abort, come to nothing/naught; to be cancelled; not to proceed

The studio planned to make a movie of the book but the deal fell through.

  • Fall away – Cease to support a person or cause

After the divorce, all his friends fell away one by one.

  • Fall in –  Collapse inwards

The heavy rain caused the roof to fall in.

  • Fall back on – Use something for support in a difficult situation

She has no relatives to fall back on.

  • Fall into – Begin to do something without intending to

I fell into the job really.

  • Fall under – Belong to for purposes of categorization

The botany handbooks in the library fall under Plant Biology.

  • Fall upon – Fall on; to experience; to suffer

The aim is to raise money for workers who have fallen upon hard times.

  • Fall over yourself – Be enthusiastic about doing something

People were falling over themselves to help her.


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