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an occasion when someone or something falls to the ground
the act of moving down to a lower place or position
a quick fall from a high position
an occasion when you fall because you hit your foot on something
an occasion when someone falls to the ground
the action of sliding or falling
the action of hitting the ground when you fall or jump from somewhere high
an occasion when something falls to the ground from the sky or from a high place
a fall backwards into a sitting position, especially when it is done deliberately to make people laugh
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
to give someone the authority to do something
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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Free thesaurus definition of movements downwards from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.