- fall upon
- fall (up)on (Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To set upon with violent force: aggress, assail, assault, attack, beset, go at, have at, sail into, storm, strike. Informal: light into, pitch into. See ATTACK.
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fall upon — index accost, assail, attack, oppugn, strike (assault) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
fall upon — phrasal verb fall on or fall upon [transitive] Word forms fall on : present tense I/you/we/they fall on he/she/it falls on present participle falling on past tense fell on past participle fallen on 1) mainly literary fall on something to start… … English dictionary
fall upon — ► fall on (or upon) 1) attack fiercely or unexpectedly. 2) (of someone s eyes or gaze) be directed towards. 3) (of a burden or duty) be borne or incurred by. Main Entry: ↑fall … English terms dictionary
fall\ upon — • fall (up)on v 1. To go and fight with; attack. The robbers fell on him from behind trees. 2. formal To meet (troubles). The famous poet fell upon unhappy days … Словарь американских идиом
fall upon — Synonyms and related words: alight upon, ambush, appear unexpectedly, arrive at, arrive upon, assail, assault, attack, be unexpected, blitz, bob up, bump into, bushwhack, come across, come among, come at, come down on, come unawares, come up… … Moby Thesaurus
fall upon — verb find unexpectedly the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb she struck a goldmine The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake • Syn: ↑strike, ↑come upon, ↑light upon, ↑chance upon, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
fall upon — verb To fall on; to experience; to suffer. With the rise of the Internet, some media fell upon hard times … Wiktionary
fall upon — phrasal see fall on … New Collegiate Dictionary
fall upon — See fall on … New dictionary of synonyms
fall upon — assault, attack; meet with, experience (hard times, etc.); come across, run into … English contemporary dictionary