UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɔːlɪŋ/

From the verb fall: (⇒ conjugate)
falling is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the falling snow covered the [ground, car, driveway]
  2. the falling leaves of autumn
  3. soaked by the falling rain
  4. [hurt, injured] by falling debris
  5. had a falling out (with)
  6. gave me a falling sensation
  7. [hear, listen to] the falling rain
  8. falling [prices, interest rates]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. fall into a [hole, ditch, well]
  2. fell off [the bike, his motorbike]
  3. fell off the end of
  4. fell down the [stairs, steps]
  5. fell off a [cliff, wall]
  6. the [top, leg, cover] fell off
  7. fall over the [bump, root]
  8. [the lamp, the chair, she] fell over
  9. it (all) fell into place
  10. fall into [line, position, place]
  11. fell in with [the pack, the wrong crowd]
  12. fall through the [floor, roof, ice, air]
  13. [the sale, our vacation plans, his project] fell through
  14. it fell [from, out of] the sky
  15. the [land, sound] fell away
  16. fell to pieces
  17. it fell to me to [tell, explain, give]
  18. [night, dusk] fell
  19. the [government, nation, regime] fell
  20. fall (fast) asleep
  21. fall in love with him
  22. fell head over heels (for her)
  23. fell [head over heels, hopelessly] in love (with)
  24. really fell for her
  25. fell for [it, the trick]
  26. fall at your feet
  27. the [lumberjack, storm] felled [the tree, a spruce, power lines]
  1. a [dangerous, fatal, big, scary] fall
  2. [took, had] a [big] fall [today]
  3. has [cuts, bruises, scars] from the fall
  4. broke his [hip, leg] in a fall
  5. broke her [hip] from a fall
  6. broke his fall with his [arm, hand, butt]
  7. the [grass, snow, couch] broke his fall
  8. a fall on the [ice, cement, kitchen floor, stairs]
  9. is a long fall to the [bottom, ground]
  10. is a long fall off the [edge, bridge, top floor]
  11. a sharp fall in [prices, values, unemployment]
  12. US: a [warm, cold] fall
  13. US: fall is my favorite season
  14. US: go out in the fall
  15. US: summer is changing to fall
  16. US: the first day of fall
  17. US: in the fall of [2005]
  18. the fall of the [leader, government, empire]
  19. his fall from [power, grace, glory]
  20. [Niagara, Iguazú] Falls
  21. the (gentle) rise and fall of
n as adj
  1. was [just, used as] a fall guy
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