• synonyms

take a fall


Also, take a spill. Suffer a fall, fall down, as in You took quite a fall on the ski slopes, didn't you? or Bill took a spill on the ice.


Be arrested or convicted, as in He's taken a fall or two and spent some years in jail. [Slang; 1920s]


Fall Once Had A Different NameWe may call it fall, but once upon a time the season that comes after summer but before winter was referred to by a different name ...

Nearby words

take a bow, take a break, take a chance, take a crack at, take a dim view of, take a fall, take a fancy to, take a fit, take a gander at, take a hand in, take a hike
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