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English verb: fall out

1. fall out (communication) have a breach in relations

SamplesWe fell out over a trivial question.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)altercate, argufy, dispute, quarrel, scrap

2. fall out (stative) come as a logical consequence; follow logically

SamplesIt follows that your assertion is false.
The theorem falls out nicely.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
It ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)ensue, result

3. fall out (motion) come off

SamplesHis hair and teeth fell out.

Synonymscome out

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)come forth, come out, egress, emerge, go forth, issue

4. fall out (motion) leave (a barracks) in order to take a place in a military formation, or leave a military formation

SamplesThe soldiers fell out.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)exit, get out, go out, leave

5. fall out (change) come to pass

SamplesWhat is happening?.
The meeting took place off without an incidence.
Nothing occurred that seemed important.

Synonymscome about, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
It ----s that CLAUSE

Narrower (hyponym)anticipate, arise, backfire, backlash, bechance, bechance, befall, befall, betide, break, break, chance, coincide, come, come around, come off, come up, concur, contemporise, contemporize, develop, develop, fall, fall, give, go, go off, go over, happen, happen, intervene, materialise, materialize, operate, proceed, recoil, recrudesce, recur, repeat, result, roll around, shine, strike, supervene, synchronise, synchronize, transpire, turn out

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