fall in

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fall in (third-person singular simple present falls in, present participle falling in, simple past fell in, past participle fallen in)

  1. (intransitive) To collapse inwards.
    The heavy rain caused the roof to fall in.
  2. (intransitive, military) Of a soldier, to get into position in a rank.
  3. To come to an end; to terminate; to lapse.
    On the death of Mr. B., the annuity, which he had so long received, fell in.
  4. To become operative.
    • Macaulay
      The reversion, to which he had been nominated twenty years before, fell in.

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