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Fall (noun): The season before Winter, AKA Autumn if you’re fancy (or British).
Also: A collapse or sudden descent.
Ex: The fall of the wall came in fall. Coincidence?
Fall in the News
In the northern hemisphere, it’s now fall. Merry Christmas!
November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Next up for capitalism: the Great Wall of China.
Fall off the map: Disappear somewhere totally exotic, like West Germany.
Fall off the wagon: Start drinking after years of sobriety. The West has that effect.
Fall back: To withdraw or retreat. France’s military motto.
Your Fall Agenda
Fall down: Do you understand the gravity of the situation?
Fall asleep: Always a good option. Wake me when it’s summer.
Fall in love: The wall fell down. Why not your clothes too?