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fall in (1)

Meaning: If a roof or a ceiling falls in, it falls to the floor because it's been weakened or damaged.

Synonym: cave in

For example:

  • fall in There was a loud crash, and then the ceiling fell in.

  • fall in Two firefighters were trapped under heavy beams after the roof fell in.

Quick Quiz:

The ceiling in our bedroom fell in because my husband was
  1. lying on the bed
  2. doing push-ups on the rug
  3. walking across the roof

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