to collapse; no longer act as a support
to adopt a military formation, esp as a soldier taking his place in a line
(of a lease) to expire
(of land) to come into the owner's possession on the expiry of the lease
(often foll by with)
to meet and join
to agree with or support a person, suggestion, etc
Australian and NZ to make a mistake or come to grief
NZ to become pregnant
the order to adopt a military formation
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How to use fall in in a sentence
The camp is mostly under water, and when the "Fall-in" is sounded we do it quite easily.
Rest had just been commanded a few minutes when the command to "fall-in" was sounded.The Delta of the Triple Elevens | William Elmer Bachman
How could a man travel forward from rustic deer-poaching to such tragedy-writing, and not fall-in with sorrows by the way?
Soon the fall-in order was given, and the older rookies fell in under arms.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks | H. Irving Hancock
It was at 4.30 when the Regiment received orders to "Fall-in."Eighty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers (Infantry.) | Thomas Edward Merchant
Other Idioms and Phrases with fall in
Take one's place in formation or in the ranks, as in The sergeant ordered the troops to fall in. A related expression is fall into, as in They all fell into their places. [Early 1600s] Also see fall into.
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