What does ‘fall’ mean?

The word ‘fall’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meanings include to lose balance or move to a lower position.

For example:

  • I fell down the stairs. (lose balance)
  • My team has fallen 7 places in the league table. (move to a lower position)

Fall is an irregular verb. The past tense is fell and the past participle is fallen.

phrasal verbs with fall

Phrasal verbs with ‘fall’ include:

  • Fall apart (break into pieces)
  • Fall behind (progress at a slower rate)
  • Fall down (tumble to the ground)
  • Fall off (become detached)
  • Fall out (become detached from an interior, argue)
  • Fall over (tumble)
  • Fall through (fail)
phrasal verbs with fall

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘fall’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with fall - fall apart
phrasal verbs with fall - fall behind
phrasal verbs with fall - fall down
phrasal verbs with fall - fall off
phrasal verbs with fall - fall out
phrasal verbs with fall - fall over
phrasal verbs with fall - fall through

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with fall below.

idioms with verbs – FALL

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with fall, how about learning the idioms with fall too?