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Phrasal Verbs

fall in (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. lying on the bed

b. doing push-ups on the rug

c. walking across the roof

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