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FALL FOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fall for mean? 

FALL FOR (verb)
  The verb FALL FOR has 2 senses:

1. fall in love with; become infatuated with
2. be deceived, duped, or entrapped by

  Familiarity information: FALL FOR used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FALL FOR (verb)


Sense 1fall for [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fall in love with; become infatuated with

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

She fell for the man from Brazil

Hypernyms (to "fall for" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2fall for [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be deceived, duped, or entrapped by

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context examples:

He fell for her charms / He fell for the con man's story

Hypernyms (to "fall for" is one way to...):

err; mistake; slip (to make a mistake or be incorrect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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