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English adjective: fell

1. fell (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering


SamplesA barbarous crime.
Brutal beatings.
Cruel tortures.
Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks.
A savage slap.
Vicious kicks.


Synonymsbarbarous, brutal, cruel, roughshod, savage, vicious


Similarinhumane


Antonymshumane


English noun: fell

1. fell (substance) the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)


Synonymshide


Broader (hypernym)animal skin


Narrower (hyponym)cowhide, goatskin, rawhide

2. fell (artifact) seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges


Synonymsfelled seam


Broader (hypernym)seam

3. fell (act) the act of felling something (as a tree)


Broader (hypernym)kill, killing, putting to death


English verb: fell

1. fell (contact) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow


SamplesStrike down a tree.
Lightning struck down the hikers.


ExamplesThey fell the trees


Synonymscut down, drop, strike down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)chop down, cut, log, lumber, poleax, poleaxe


Causecome down, descend, fall, go down

2. fell (motion) pass away rapidly


SamplesTime flies like an arrow.
Time fleeing beneath him.


Synonymsfly, vanish


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)elapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by


Verb groupfly, vanish, vaporize

3. fell (contact) sew a seam by folding the edges


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)run up, sew, sew together, stitch









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