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fall over

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present tense
I/you/we/theyfall over
he/she/itfalls over
present participlefalling over
past tensefell over
past participlefallen over

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if something falls over, it falls so that its side is on the ground

    The clothes horse had fallen over and my clean washing was on the floor.

  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if you fall over or fall over something, you fall, or almost fall, to the ground

    The room is full of boxes and people keep falling over them.

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