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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfall down
he/she/itfalls down
present participlefalling down
past tensefell down
past participlefallen down
  1. 1
    same as fall1
    I fell down and hurt my knee.
  2. 2
    if something you are wearing is falling down, it is slipping down your legs
    The boy came into the room with his pants falling down.
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  3. 4
    [always progressive] if a building is falling down, it is in very bad condition
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