fall down

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to descend)
a. caerse
He got too close to the edge and fell down the cliff.Se acercó demasiado al borde y se cayó por el acantilado.
2. (to collapse)
a. derrumbarse
After three hundred years, the wall finally fell down.Después de trescientos años, el muro finalmente se derrumbó.
3. (to fail)
a. fracasar
They fell down on the job, and now we are all suffering the consequences.Fracasaron en el trabajo, y ahora todos estamos sufriendo las consecuencias.
b. fallar
The plan started off strong, but fell down in several key areas.El plan comenzó muy bien, pero falló en varias áreas clave.
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fall down
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (person, building)
a. caerse
2. (fig)
a. fallar (argument, plan)
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fall down
1 [+person] caerse (al suelo); [+building] hundirse; derrumbarse
to fall down and worship sb arrodillarse en adoración a algn
2 (fail) fracasar; fallar
that is where you fell down ahí es donde fallaste; to fall down on the job no estar a la altura del trabajo; hacerlo mal
intransitive verb
to fall down the stairs caer rodando por la escalera
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