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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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