fall into

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Verb[edit]

fall into

  1. (transitive) To go into something by falling.
    The cat might fall into the pool if you're not careful.
  2. To enter a condition or state, especially a negative one.
    After it closed, the old mall fell into disrepair.
    Since her husband died, the patient has fallen into a deep depression.
  3. (idiomatic, transitive) To enter something (especially a profession) without having planned it.
    Most of us didn't plan to be designers; we just fell into the job.
  4. (idiomatic, transitive) To be classified as; to fall under.
    Trees fall into two main categories: deciduous and evergreen.