The word ‘fall’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meanings include to lose balance or move to a lower position.
- 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)
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘fall’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
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?