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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



English noun: fell

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


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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