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English verb: fall in

1. fall in (motion) break down, literally or metaphorically


SamplesThe wall collapsed.
The business collapsed.
The dam broke.
The roof collapsed.
The wall gave in.
The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice.


Synonymsbreak, cave in, collapse, founder, give, give way


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)break, buckle, crumple, flop, go off, implode, sink, slide down, slump


Verb groupabandon, burst, collapse, give up

2. fall in (social) to take one's place in a military formation or line


SamplesTroops fall in!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

3. fall in (social) become part of; become a member of a group or organization


SamplesHe joined the Communist Party as a young man.


Synonymsget together, join


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)affiliate, band oneself, infiltrate, league together, organise, organize, penetrate, rejoin, sign up, unify, unionise, unionize, unite









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