fall upon
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fall upon(
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 attack)
a. caer sobre
The men drew their swords and fell upon the enemy.Los hombres desenvainaron la espada y cayeron sobre el enemigo.
2. (to be the duty of)
a. corresponder a
As the bandleader, the majority of the work falls upon me.Como director de la banda, la mayoría del trabajo me corresponde a mí.
b. recaer en
With my father out of the picture, the financial burden fell upon my mother.Como mi padre estuvo ausente, la carga financiera recayó en mi madre.
3. (to lunge at)
a. abalanzarse sobre
The starving boys fell upon the feast that lay before them.Los chicos hambrientos se abalanzaron sobre el festín que aparecía ante sus ojos.
4. (to be directed at)
a. posar
Tito's eyes fell upon the gun on the table, and both he and Paco lunged for it.Tito posó la vista en la pistola en la mesa, y Paco y él se lanzaron para agarrarla.
5. (to be on)
a. caer en
Her birthday fell upon a Saturday that year.Su cumpleaños cayó en sábado ese año.
6. (to fall onto)
a. caer sobre
The soldiers fell upon their swords rather than be captured.Los soldados cayeron sobre sus espadas en vez de ser capturados.
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