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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfall into
he/she/itfalls into
present participlefalling into
past tensefell into
past participlefallen into
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  1. 1
    fall into something to start doing something by chance

    She fell into modeling almost by accident.

  2. 2
    fall into conversation to start having a conversation with someone, especially someone you have just met
  3. 3
    fall into someone’s hands
    1. a.
      to be caught by someone, or to come under their control

      All the western provinces had fallen into enemy hands.

    2. b.
      if something falls into someone’s hands, they get it, usually by chance

      We don’t want this information to fall into the wrong hands.

  4. 4
    fall into step if you fall into step beside someone, you start walking beside them
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