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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfall out
he/she/itfalls out
present participlefalling out
past tensefell out
past participlefallen out
  1. 1
    informal to stop being friendly with someone because you have had a disagreement with them

    Have you two fallen out?

    fall out with:

    I’d fallen out with my parents.

  2. 2
    if something such as your hair or a tooth falls out, it comes out
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    if soldiers fall out, they stop standing in a line and move away to different places
    Submitted by Caleb Judy from United States on 01/11/2015
See also main entry: fall


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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