Synonyms of falling


1. fall, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"

2. descend, fall, go down, come down, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: 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"

3. fall, change state, turn

usage: 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"

4. fall, come, be

usage: come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading"

5. precipitate, come down, fall

usage: fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"

6. fall, fail, go wrong, miscarry

usage: suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"

7. fall, die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it

usage: 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"

8. fall, shine, strike, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place

usage: 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"

9. fall, yield

usage: be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"

10. fall, happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place

usage: occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"

11. decrease, diminish, lessen, fall, change magnitude

usage: 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"

12. fall, fall, sin, transgress, trespass

usage: yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"

13. fall, leave office, quit, step down, resign

usage: lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"

14. fall

usage: 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"

15. fall, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward"

16. fall, be

usage: be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"

17. fall

usage: lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"

18. fall

usage: to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"

19. accrue, fall, change hands, change owners

usage: come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"

20. fall, light, fall, return, pass, devolve

usage: fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"

21. fall, return, pass, devolve, change hands, change owners

usage: 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"

22. fall, slope, incline, pitch

usage: slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"

23. fall, fall down, change posture

usage: lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead"

24. fall, change posture

usage: drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"

25. hang, fall, flow

usage: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"

26. fall, change

usage: assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"

27. fall, change

usage: be cast down; "his eyes fell"

28. fall, issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress

usage: come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"

29. fall, be born

usage: be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon"

30. fall, get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence

usage: begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away"

31. fall, disappear, vanish, go away

usage: go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts"

32. fall, descend, settle, come

usage: come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"


1. falling, decreasing (vs. increasing)

usage: decreasing in amount or degree; "falling temperature"

2. falling (vs. rising), down(prenominal), soft

usage: becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes"

3. dropping, falling, descending(prenominal) (vs. ascending)

usage: coming down freely under the influence of gravity; "the eerie whistle of dropping bombs"; "falling rain"

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