fall+upon

  • 1 fall upon — index accost, assail, attack, oppugn, strike (assault) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 fall upon — phrasal verb fall on or fall upon [transitive] Word forms fall on : present tense I/you/we/they fall on he/she/it falls on present participle falling on past tense fell on past participle fallen on 1) mainly literary fall on something to start… …

    English dictionary

  • 3 fall upon — ► fall on (or upon) 1) attack fiercely or unexpectedly. 2) (of someone s eyes or gaze) be directed towards. 3) (of a burden or duty) be borne or incurred by. Main Entry: ↑fall …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 fall upon — fall (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To set upon with violent force: aggress, assail, assault, attack, beset, go at, have at, sail into, storm, strike. Informal: light into, pitch into. See ATTACK …

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  • 5 fall\ upon — • fall (up)on v 1. To go and fight with; attack. The robbers fell on him from behind trees. 2. formal To meet (troubles). The famous poet fell upon unhappy days …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 6 fall upon — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, ambush, appear unexpectedly, arrive at, arrive upon, assail, assault, attack, be unexpected, blitz, bob up, bump into, bushwhack, come across, come among, come at, come down on, come unawares, come up… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 7 fall upon — verb find unexpectedly the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb she struck a goldmine The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake • Syn: ↑strike, ↑come upon, ↑light upon, ↑chance upon, ↑ …

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  • 8 fall upon — verb To fall on; to experience; to suffer. With the rise of the Internet, some media fell upon hard times …

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  • 9 fall upon — phrasal see fall on …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 fall upon — See fall on …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 11 fall upon — assault, attack; meet with, experience (hard times, etc.); come across, run into …

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  • 12 fall upon somebody — …

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  • 13 fall upon something — …

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  • 14 To fall upon — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Fall — (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr. sfa llein… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 fall — ► VERB (past fell; past part. fallen) 1) move rapidly and without control from a higher to a lower level. 2) collapse to the ground. 3) (fall off) become detached and drop to the ground. 4) hang down. 5) (of someone s f …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 fall — [fôl] vi. fell, fallen, falling [ME fallen < OE feallan, to fall, akin to Ger fallen < IE base * phol , to fall > Lith púolu, to fall] I to come down by the force of gravity; drop; descend 1. to come down because detached, pushed,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 18 fall — 1 verb, past tense fell past participle fallen 1 MOVE DOWNWARDS (I) to move downwards from a higher position to a lower position: The rain had started falling again. (+out of/from/on): Wyatt fell from a second floor window. (+down): I m always… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 fall —   1. From a height. Hā ule (a solid object; sometimes said of rain); helelei, helele i, ho ohelele i (as leaves, rain). Also: hā ule ule, hā ulehia; pakakū, kūloku (as rain); hā ule, helele i (as fruit); kōheoheo (as through the air); hā ulepio… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 20 fall on — 1. Drop on, descend upon. 2. Attack, assault, assail, rush upon, fall upon …

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