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