Definition of Fall through

1. Verb. Fail utterly; collapse. "The business is going to fall through "; "The project foundered"

Exact synonyms: Fall Flat, Flop, Founder
Generic synonyms: Fail, Go Wrong, Miscarry
Derivative terms: Flop

Definition of Fall through

1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To be unsuccessful, abort, come to nothing/naught; to be cancelled; not to proceed. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fall Through

fall on deaf ears
fall on one's face
fall on one's feet
fall on one's sword
fall open
fall out
fall over
fall over backwards
fall over one's feet
fall over oneself
fall pregnant
fall prey
fall short
fall short of
fall streaks
fall through (current term)
fall through the cracks
fall to pieces
fall together
fall under
fall upon
fall webworm
fall wind
fall winds
fallacy fallacies

Literary usage of Fall through

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1888)
"... blows which have the same force and which are produced by letting the hammer fall through an arc of the number of degrees given at the top of the table. ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1863)
"The tenacity of the film was shown by allowing drops of water to fall through the bubbles, which could be accomplished without breaking them. ..."

3. Through China with a Camera: By John Thomson by John Thomson (1898)
"... foot of the fall through a steep shady path, and secured some pictures of the scenery. The cataract takes a leap of about 500 feet and then gushes ..."

4. On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences by Mary Somerville (1840)
"And thus, by a simple question in the rule of three, the space which the sun would fall through in a second by the attraction of the earth may be found in ..."

5. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1891)
"In a case of cumulative evidence like this, a number of particular arguments may fall through, and yet enough may be left standing to bear ,the conclusion ..."

6. Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences by Galileo Galilei (1914)
"Hence the time of descent along BE after AB will be BF which of course is equal to the time of fall through AB from rest at A/ QEF Draw the horizontal AD ..."

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