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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 modelling quite by accident.
  2. 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 someones hands, they get it, usually by chance
      We don’t want this information to fall into the wrong hands.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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