fall on
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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 be the responsibility of)
a. recaer en
The rearing of the children fell solely on Arthur after his wife died.La educación de los niños recayó exclusivamente en Arthur después de que su esposa murió.
2. (to fall onto)
a. caerse en
A branch fell on my head and gave me a bruise.Una rama se me cayó en la cabeza y me dio un moretón.
b. caer a
The vase fell on the floor and smashed into pieces.El florero cayó al suelo y se hizo añicos.
3. (to attack)
a. atacar
The king's guards fell on the traitors mercilessly.Los guardias del rey atacaron a los traidores sin piedad.
4. (to place)
a. posar
David's gaze fell on the necklace on the table, and he knew she was gone forever.David posó la vista en el collar sobre la mesa, y supo que ella se había marchado para siempre.
5. (to pounce on)
a. abalanzarse sobre
The children fell on the cookies the moment they arrived at the table.Los niños se abalanzaron sobre las galletas en cuanto llegaron a la mesa.
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fall on
fall upon
intransitive verb
1 [+accent, stress] recaer en
2 [+tax etc] incidir en
3 (Mil) caer sobre
to fall on one's food lanzarse sobre la comida; lanzarse a comer; people were falling on each other in delight todos se abrazaban de puro contentos
5 [+birthday, Christmas etc] caer en
6 (find) tropezar con; dar con
to fall on a way of doing sth dar por casualidad con la forma de hacer algo
7 (alight on)
my gaze fell on certain details me fijé en ciertos detalles
8 (be one's duty)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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