verb (used without object), free-fell, free-fall·en, free-fall·ing.
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She had supported Stern when his own career had first been in gestation and then later in free-fall.
Riding a warg, the Pale Orc watches as the company awaits their free-fall into death.‘The Hobbit’: 19 Changes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Novel to Peter Jackson’s Movie|Anna Klassen|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She went into position one without prompting as they jumped and began to free-fall.Exclusive Photo: Gabrielle Giffords’s Navy SEAL Skydive|Michael Daly|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I managed to get the gravity turned off and gave them a lesson in free-fall fighting.Danger in Deep Space|Carey Rockwell
Tom couldn't even go into free-fall for ten minutes without getting sick all over the place.Gold in the Sky|Alan Edward Nourse
That broke me from free-fall around Earth to gravity-fall toward Earth.Shipwreck in the Sky|Eando Binder
There was a moment of free-fall, then the drive engine came on and the grav-field equilibrated.The Dueling Machine|Benjamin William Bova
He knew there would be fifty seconds of free-fall before the rockets fired again.Pushbutton War|Joseph P. Martino
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A rapid, uncontrolled decline, as in The markets threatened to go into free fall and we came close to outright panic. This term transfers the aeronautical meaning of a free fall, that is, “a fall through the air without any impedance, such as a parachute,” to other kinds of precipitous drop. [Second half of 1900s]