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According to WordNet, the verb "fall" has 32 sense(s).

200342164 come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell".

201970826 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".

202230056 come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son".

202385153 lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen".

200561375 assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell".

202566092 lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman".

200530177 come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth".

200151689 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".

201542668 fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back".

202037839 slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean".

202620213 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".

201972298 descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse".

202304507 be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy".

202565911 yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell".

202358922 to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter".

200342314 go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts".

202611976 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".

202099413 move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward".

200147815 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".

202729963 come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading".

202661015 be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month".

202229550 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".

200561266 be cast down; "his eyes fell".

202528985 suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside".

200346839 begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away".

202756821 fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum".

200360678 be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon".

202229828 fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims".

200342443 occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable".

201984119 drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees".

201984317 lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead".

202358655 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".

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