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She was taken to hospital after a fall.
Her brother was killed in a fall from a horse.
Luckily her fall was broken by soft snow.
There had been a fall of rocks on the road.
a heavy fall of snow
Analysts are expecting a fall on Wall Street.
There has been a sharp fall in unemployment.
We have seen a fall of 5% in sales this month.
Khomeini came to power after the fall of the Shah.
the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
Thousands fled after the fall of the city to rebel forces.
She watched the steady rise and fall of his chest.
It has been a spectacular fall from grace for the one-time millionaire.
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American English version of definition of fall
a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a large cake decorated or filled with sweet foods such as fruit, cream, and chocolate
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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Definition of fall from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.