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English verb: fall for

1. fall for (emotion) fall in love with; become infatuated with


SamplesShe fell for the man from Brazil.


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


Broader (hypernym)change

2. fall for (social) be deceived, duped, or entrapped by


SamplesHe fell for her charms.
He fell for the con man's story.


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


Broader (hypernym)err, mistake, slip









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