fall over

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

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To fall from an upright or standing position to a horizontal or prone position.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic) Of an argument, to fail to be valid.
  3. (intransitive, idiomatic, informal, computing) Of a computer program or system, to crash.
  4. (intransitive, idiomatic, informal, South Africa) To break down; to become inoperable.
    We'll have to walk; my car has fallen over.


  • (fall to a horizontal position): topple

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