fall in

verb
1. break down, literally or metaphorically (Freq. 3)
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The wall collapsed

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The business collapsed

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The dam broke

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The roof collapsed

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The wall gave in

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The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

Syn: ↑collapse, ↑cave in, ↑give, ↑give way, ↑break, ↑founder
Derivationally related forms: ↑cave in (for: ↑cave in), ↑collapse (for: ↑collapse)
Hypernyms: ↑change
Hyponyms:
implode, ↑go off, ↑buckle, ↑crumple, ↑flop, ↑break, ↑slump, ↑slide down, ↑sink
Verb Group: ↑abandon, ↑give up, ↑collapse, ↑burst
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

2. to take one's place in a military formation or line (Freq. 1)
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Troops fall in!

Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

3. become part of; become a member of a group or organization
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He joined the Communist Party as a young man

Syn: ↑join, ↑get together
Derivationally related forms: ↑joiner (for: ↑join)
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑join)
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Somebody ——s somebody

(for: ↑join)

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1) take one's place in a military formation

the soldiers fell in by the side of the road

2) (of a structure) collapse inward

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fall in [phrasal verb]
1 : to break apart and fall down in an inward direction

The roof fell in.

2 : to take your place in a military formation

The troops were ordered to fall in.

— compare

FALL OUT ((BELOW))

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Main Entry:fall

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ˌfall ˈin derived
if soldiers fall in, they form lines

The sergeant ordered his men to fall in.

Main entry:fallderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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