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Riwa - Fall. A fall (away from a mountain brink)

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Definition of fall
- Fall n
- The season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973" [syn: {autumn}]
- A sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice" [syn: {spill}, {tumble}]
- The lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve; "women have been blamed ever since the Fall"
- A downward slope or bend [syn: {descent}, {declivity}, {decline}, {declination}, {declension}, {downslope}] [ant: {ascent}]
- A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity; "a fall from virtue"
- A sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg" [syn: {downfall}] [ant: {rise}]
- A movement downward; "the rise and fall of the tides" [ant: {rise}]
- The act of surrendering (under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort" [syn: {capitulation}, {surrender}]
- The time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night" [syn: {twilight}, {dusk}, {gloaming}, {nightfall}, {evenfall}, {crepuscule}, {crepuscle}]
- When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat [syn: {pin}]
- A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height" [syn: {drop}]
- A sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall" [syn: {drop}, {dip}, {free fall}] v
- Descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"
- 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" [syn: {descend}, {go down}, {come down}] [ant: {rise}, {ascend}]
- 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"
- Come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading" [syn: {come}]
- Fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum" [syn: {precipitate}, {come down}]
- Suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside"
- Decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper" [syn: {decrease}, {diminish}, {lessen}] [ant: {increase}]
- 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"
- 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" [syn: {shine}, {strike}]
- Be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy"
- Occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable"
- Yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell"
- Lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"
- 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 yougest student"
- Move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward"
- Be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month"
- Lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman"
- To be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter"
- Come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son" [syn: {accrue}]
- Fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims" [syn: {light}]
- 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" [syn: {return}, {pass}, {devolve}]
- Slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
- Lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead" [syn: {fall down}]
- Drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees"
- Fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: {hang}, {flow}]
- Assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell"
- Be cast down; "his eyes fell"
- Come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth"
- Be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon" 30: begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away" 3
- Go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts" 3
- Come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell" [syn: {descend}, {settle}] [also: {fell}, {fallen}]
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