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fall over

verb (intransitive, adverb)
to lose one's balance and collapse to the ground
to fall from an upright position: the vase fell over
fall over oneself, to do everything within one's power: he fell over himself to be as helpful as possible
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Examples from the Web for fall over
Contemporary Examples
  • According to everything you read on the news or on the Internet I should be just about ready to fall over dead.

Historical Examples
  • I should stumble and fall over the smallest pebble in the path.

  • Their friends gave them money for a little, but in the end they fall over the edge.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • She took it into her head that he might fall over or jump down after her.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • According to rule it should have been long enough to fall over my feet.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • The grandfather has told me to look out for you, and you must not fall over the rocks.

    Heidi Johanna Spyri
  • Not at the music, however, but I expected her to fall over and break her neck.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • I fall over things as it is, and what will it be with long dresses?

  • You are fortunate to fall over just as the despatch boat was approaching you.

    Seek and Find Oliver Optic
  • Once he swayed, as though he were about to fall over in his seat.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
Idioms and Phrases with fall over

fall over

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