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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. plunge, drop, sink, tumble, topple; perish; be deposed, come to grief; happen, occur, take place; sin, misbehave, lapse. —n. slope, declivity; downfall, defeat, comedown; drop, slump; plunge, tumble, header; autumn. See descent, destruction, deterioration, obliquity, badness, failure, death. Ant., rise.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of falling]
Syn. drop, decline, lapse, collapse, breakdown, tumble, spill, downfall, abasement, diminution, lowering, reduction, defeat, degradation, humiliation, descent, plunge, slump, subsidence, recession, ebb, abatement, sinking, dive, nose dive, slip, flop*; see also drop 2 .
Ant. rise*, elevation, ascent.
2. [Capture]
Syn. overthrow, capitulation, downfall, ruin; see defeat 2 , destruction 2 .
3. [A yielding to temptation; often with the]
Syn. original sin, transgression, error, lapse; see sin .
4. [That which falls]
Syn. rainfall, snowfall, precipitation, snow, rain, hail, sleet, blanket, carpet, covering, one or two or three, etc., inches of snow or rain.
5. [The season after summer]
Syn. autumn, harvest, harvest time, the sere and yellow leaf, the fall of the year, September, October, November, ""when the frost is on the punkin' and the fodder's in the shock.''
6. [A waterfall]
Syn. cascade, cataract, chute; see waterfall .
ride for a fall*,
Syn. endanger oneself, take risks, take chances, act indiscreetly; see risk 1 .
v.
1. [To pass quickly downward]
Syn. sink, topple, drop, stumble, trip, fall down, plunge, plummet, tumble, descend, go down, lower, totter, break down, cave in, decline, subside, collapse, buckle, crumple, settle, droop, slump, hang, regress, lapse, backslide, drop down, pitch, gravitate, come down suddenly, take a dive, take a nose dive, be precipitated, make a forced landing, fall flat, fall in, fold up, keel over, fall over, tip over, slope, slip, recede, relapse, abate, ebb, diminish, depreciate, decrease, flop*, take a spill*, take a header*.
Ant. rise*, ascend, climb.
2. [To be overthrown]
Syn. submit, yield, surrender, succumb, be destroyed, be taken, pass into enemy hands, bend, defer, lie down, resign, capitulate, back down, topple, go down, go under, break up, get one's come-uppance*, fall to pieces*.
Ant. prevail, endure*, resist.
3. [To die in battle]
Syn. go down, slump, drop, bite the dust*; see die 1 .
4. [To occur]
Syn. take place, befall, come, come to pass; see happen 2 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. drop plunge, tumble, descent, dive, spill, *header, *nose dive, plummet.
2. decline decrease, drop, slump, reduction, dip, depreciation, lowering, recession, lessening.
3. defeat ruin, failure, downfall, collapse, destruction, submission.
4. autumn harvest time, October. see autumn, October, November
ANT.: 1. ascent, elevation. 2. increase, growth, appreciation. 3. victory, ascent, win
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v.
1. drop plunge, tumble, descend, dive, spill, topple, plummet, *do a header, *nose-dive, cascade, trip, pitch, stumble, sprawl, flop.
2. decline decrease, drop, slump, reduce, dip, depreciate, lower, recede, lessen.
3. be ruined or defeated succumb, be destroyed, fail, collapse, submit, capitulate, surrender, be overthrown.
ANT.: 1. ascend, rise, elevate. 2. increase, grow, appreciate. 3. win, ascend, be victorious
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move downward in response to gravity: descend, drop. See RISE. 2. To go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture: drop, sink, slump. See RISE. 3. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily: drop, go down, nose-dive, pitch, plunge, spill, topple, tumble. Idiom: take a fall (or header or plunge or spill or tumble). See RISE. 4. To undergo capture, defeat, or ruin: collapse, go down, go under, surrender, topple. See RESIST, WIN. 5. To slope downward: decline, descend, dip, drop, pitch, sink. See RISE. 6. To become or cause to become less active or intense: abate, bate, die (away, down, off, or out), ease (off or up), ebb, fall off, lapse, let up, moderate, remit, slacken, slack off, subside, wane. See INCREASE. 7. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price: dive, drop, nosedive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, slump, tumble. Idiom: take a sudden downtrend (or downturn). See INCREASE. 8. To undergo moral deterioration: sink, slip. Idiom: go bad (or wrong). See RIGHT. 9. To take place at a set time: come, occur. See HAPPEN. 10. To come as by lot or inheritance: devolve, pass. See REACH. II noun 1. The act of dropping from a height: descent, drop. See RISE. 2. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground: dive, nosedive, pitch, plunge, spill, tumble. Informal: header. See RISE. 3. A downward slope or distance: decline, declivity, descent, drop, pitch. See RISE. 4. A disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin: collapse, downfall, Waterloo. See THRIVE. 5. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices: decline, descent, dip, dive, downslide, downswing, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, nosedive, plunge, skid, slide, slump, tumble. See INCREASE.

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