fall in
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fall in(
fal
 
ihn
)
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 lose one's balance)
a. caerse
Alice stepped back toward the pool and nearly fell in.Alice retrocedió hacia la piscina y casi se cae.
2. (to collapse)
a. desplomarse
The tunnel fell in, and we were trapped.Se desplomó el túnel, y nos quedamos atrapados.
3. (military; to go into formation)
a. formar
The recruits fell in and stood at attention.Los reclutas formaron y se cuadraron.
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
4. (to tumble into)
a. caerse en
Leonardo wasn't paying attention to where he was going, and he fell in a hole.Leonardo no se fijaba en donde iba, y se cayó en un agujero.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
5. (military; get in formation)
a. a formar
"Fall in!" ordered the drill sergeant."¡A formar!" ordenó el sargento de instrucción.
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fall in
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (roof)
a. hundirse
2. (military)
a. formar (troops)
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fall in
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+person] caerse (dentro); [+roof, walls] desplomarse
2 (Mil) formar filas
fall in! ¡en filas!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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