Phrasal verbs with fall
Here is a list of phrasal verbs beginning with fall.
To fall away is to become less in number.
- As the night descended, the crowd began to fall away.
To fall back is to go back or to stop moving forward.
- The enemy fell back.
Fall back on
To fall back on something is to use it when everything else has failed.
- She knew that even if her acting career failed she had her MBA degree to fall back on.
To fall behind is to be slower than someone else.
- The teacher asked him to bring his parents to school because he was falling behind in his schoolwork.
- His landlady asked him to vacate the house because he was behind with the rent.
Fall down / fall down on
To fall down is to fail (in).
- Don’t fall down on your job.
If something falls flat, it fails to produce the desired result.
- Her joke fell flat.
To fall for something is to be deceived by it.
- He fell for her charm. (= He was deceived by her charm.)
Fall for can also mean ‘fall in love with’.
- He fell for his boss’s daughter.
Fall in with
To fall in with someone is to join them. To fall in with a plan or idea is to agree with it.
- They fell in with our suggestion.
To fall off is to become smaller in number.
- Attendance often falls off during the winter season.
To fall on somebody is to attack them.
- The lion fell hungrily upon the deer.