fall in love

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

  1. (intransitive, of a person, animate object following “with”) To come to have feelings of love, particularly romantic love.
    I fell in love with him the moment I first saw him.
    Have you ever fallen in love?
    • 1975, Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert (lyrics and music), “It Only Takes a Minute”, in In the City, performed by Tavares:
      It only takes a minute girl / To fall in love
    • 2016 February 5, Wesley Schultz and Jeremy Fraites, “Ophelia”, in Cleopatra[1], performed by The Lumineers:
      Oh, Ophelia / You've been on my mind, girl, since the flood / Oh, Ophelia / Heaven help a fool who falls in love
  2. (intransitive, reciprocal) To come to have feelings of love towards each other.
    They met, fell in love, got married, and lived happily ever after.
    • 2017, Ed Sheeran (lyrics and music), “Perfect”:
      'Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
      Not knowing what it was
      I will not give you up this time.
  3. (intransitive, of a person, inanimate object following "with") To come to have feelings of intense liking directed at another person or a thing.
    I have just fallen in love with Rome!





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