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Entry Word: fall
Function: noun
Text: 1 the act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily <a bad fall that resulted in several broken bones>
Synonyms slip, spill, stumble, tumble
Related Words header, pratfall; trip; descent, dive, plunge, slide; free-fall
2 a change to a lower state or level <last night's record fall in temperature was a sure sign that winter's coming, like it or not> -- see DECLINE 2
3 a loss of status <being sent back to the minor leagues was quite a fall for the once-promising pitcher> -- see COMEDOWN
4 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude <there's usually a fall in gas prices after the end of the summer driving season> -- see DESCENT 1
5 the amount by which something is lessened <that year the fall in prices was ten cents for a gallon of regular gas> -- see DECREASE
6 usually falls plural
a fall of water usually from a great height <tourists were shocked to see a man jump into the water and go over the falls> -- see WATERFALL