fall off
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fall off(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to fall from)
a. caerse
Morgan broke her ankle when she fell off a chair while changing a light bulb.Morgan se rompió el tobillo cuando se cayó de una silla mientras cambiaba una bombilla.
2. (to become detached)
a. caerse de
The door slammed, and the painting fell off the wall.La puerta se cerró de un portazo, y el cuadro se cayó de la pared.
b. desprenderse de
Nadia was crushed to see the sequins falling off her leotard.Nadia quedó costernada al ver que las lentejuelas se desprendían de su malla.
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
3. (to get worse)
a. empeorar
The band's first two albums were fantastic, but after that the quality started to fall off.Los primeros dos álbumes de la banda fueron fantásticos, pero después de eso la calidad empezó a empeorar.
4. (to dwindle)
a. decaer
The network decided to cancel the show when the public ratings fell off sharply.La cadena decidió cancelar el programa cuando el índice de audiencia decayó bruscamente.
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fall off
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (profits, attendance)
a. decrecer
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fall off
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (gen) caerse; [+part] desprenderse
2 (diminish) (in amount, numbers) disminuir; [+interest] decaer; [+enthusiasm] enfriarse; [+quality] empeorar;
intransitive verb
(gen) caerse de; [+part] desprenderse de;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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