verb (intr, adverb)
to lose one's balance and collapse to the ground
to fall from an upright positionthe vase fell over
fall over oneself to do everything within one's powerhe fell over himself to be as helpful as possible
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drain, inundate, brim, deluge, spill, leak, drown, pour, swamp, cascade, gush, submerge, soak, overrun, engulf, rhapsodize, topple, tumble, skip, slide
- fall on,
- fall on deaf ears,
- fall on one's face,
- fall on one's feet,
- fall out,
- fall river,
- fall short of,
- fall through,
- fall through the cracks,
- fall to
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