fall 英 [fɔ:l] 美 [fɔl]
vi. 落下；变成；来临；减弱 n. 下降；秋天；瀑布 vt. 砍倒；击倒
进行时:falling 过去式:fell 过去分词:fallen 第三人称单数:falls 名词复数:falls
- Looking at the multitude of meanings for the word fall, one thing comes clear: the word is most often associated with a drop or descent of some kind, whether that be a physical fall from a high place or a metaphorical fall from power or grace.
- vi. 落下；变成；来临；减弱
- n. 下降；秋天；瀑布
- vt. 砍倒；击倒
- adj. 秋天的
1. A sudden silence fell.
2. leaves were starting to fall.
3. The rain was falling steadily.
4. in the fall of 2009
在 2009 年的秋天
5. a heavy fall of snow
6. a steep fall in profits
7. The house had fallen into disrepair.
8. The temperature fell sharply in the night.
9. She slipped on the ice and fell.
10. He had fallen asleep on the sofa.
- fall (n.) c. 1200, "a falling to the ground; a dropping from a height, a descent from a higher to a lower position (as by gravity); a collapsing of a building," from the source of fall (n.). (Old English noun fealle meant "snare, trap.") Meaning "a sinking down, subsidence" Of the coming of night from 1650s. Meaning "downward direction of a surface" is from 1560s, of a value from 1550s. Theological sense, "a succumbing to sin or temptation" (especially of Adam and Eve) is from early 13c.
- fall (v.) Old English feallan (class VII strong verb; past tense feoll, past participle feallen) "to drop from a height; fail, decay, die," from Proto-Germanic *fallan (source also of Old Frisian falla, Old Saxon fallan, Dutch vallen, Old Norse falla, Old High German fallan, German fallen, absent in Gothic).