If Assad Falls and a new government is formed by Sunni rebel forces, Iran loses a keystone in its regional power structure.
When it Falls unconscious, a ground crew drags the beast—which can weigh up to 5,000 lbs—into a net strapped to the chopper.
It works great among people who already love Israel uncritically—and Falls flat among everyone else.
Last of Robin Hood also centers on a young woman who Falls for a rakish older movie star.
Listen to the yelp that Falls just five decibels short of a motorcycle.
I'd like for you to say a good word for me, if it Falls your way, to this Mr. Locke—and Trask.
We rolled on, and entered the village of Manchester, bordering on the Falls.
In an evil hour she Falls, and becomes a lost, degraded creature.
"She'll quit if she Falls dead," replied the other man, quietly.
The same is true, in degree, of the rain which Falls upon the other portions.
Old English feallan (class VII strong verb; past tense feoll, past participle feallen) "to fall; fail, decay, die," from Proto-Germanic *fallanan (cf. Old Frisian falla, Old Saxon fallan, Dutch vallen, Old Norse falla, Old High German fallan, German fallen), from PIE root *pol- "to fall" (cf. Armenian p'ul "downfall," Lithuanian puola "to fall," Old Prussian aupallai "finds," literally "falls upon").
Most of the figurative senses had developed in Middle English. Meaning "to be reduced" (as temperature) is from 1650s. To fall in love is attested from 1520s; to fall asleep is late 14c. Fall through "come to naught" is from 1781. To fall for something is from 1903.
c.1200, "a falling;" see fall (n.). Old English noun form, fealle, meant "snare, trap." Sense of "autumn" (now only in U.S.) is 1660s, short for fall of the leaf (1540s). That of "cascade, waterfall" is from 1570s. Wrestling sense is from 1550s. Of a city under siege, etc., 1580s. Fall guy is from 1906.
: This your first fall, ain't it?/ Another fall meant a life sentence (1893+)