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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall over, go oververb

    fall forward and down

    "The old woman went over without a sound"


  1. fall oververb

    To fall from an upright or standing position to a horizontal or prone position.

  2. fall oververb

    Of an argument, to fail to be valid.

  3. fall oververb

    Of a computer program or system, to crash.


  1. fall over

    To fall over means to lose one's balance and collapse or tumble unintentionally onto the ground or surface. This can be as a result of tripping, slipping or being knocked over by someone or something. It can also refer to a particular item or object tipping or being knocked over from its upright position.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. fall over

    [IBM] Yet another synonym for crash or lose. ‘Fall over hard’ equates to crash and burn.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fall over in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fall over in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of fall over in a Sentence

  1. Georges Benjamin:

    People will light candles and go to sleep, and they fall over, the cat comes in and kicks it over and starts a fire.

  2. Blake Pollack:

    There must've been 200 people there to welcome him, i though he was going to fall over.

  3. Lee Ermey:

    I love the character, the beautiful thing about Sheriff Hoyt is the simple fact that he’s a sexually perverted homicidal maniac. How do you go over the top with this guy? You can just go crazy with him. Basically, I was allowed to do exactly that. Every character I’ve ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit. I hate to hear ‘Less is more.’ It’s a crock of crap. I think more is more and with this character I was allowed to go just completely berserk, and that’s what I love to do.

  4. Alexander Ludwig:

    By the end Clive and I were just shaking, we were so tired, the shower afterwards was the most incredible Zen feeling in the world. I just sat down and let the water fall over me.

  5. Gail Rutherford:

    I’ve seen so many people fall over that rocky path that was there to begin with, it’s a huge improvement over what was there.

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