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.