Definition of Falling out

1. Noun. A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions). "They hoped to avoid a break in relations"

Exact synonyms: Breach, Break, Rift, Rupture, Severance
Specialized synonyms: Schism
Generic synonyms: Breakup, Detachment, Separation
Derivative terms: Break, Sever

Definition of Falling out

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A disagreement; a major difference of opinion. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of fall out) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Falling Out

falling about
falling action
falling asleep
falling back on
falling back upon
falling block
falling in
falling in love
falling knife
falling off
falling out (current term)
falling over
falling palate
falling pregnant
falling short
falling sickness
falling star
falling stars
falling under
fallings out

Literary usage of Falling out

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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"... our intents to have drawn out the great Handing lottery long before this, which not falling out as we ..."

2. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx, Daniel De Leon (1907)
"Still more unequivocally than in its falling out with its Parliamentary Representatives, did the bourgeoisie exhibit its wrath at its literary ..."

3. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1827)
"Some of the Bishops falling out of favour. [Ms. DONAT. 4194. pag. 1. Orig.] *ยป* This with numerous other Letters in the Donation Volume, 4194, many of which ..."

4. Diary and correspondence of samuel pepys f.r.s.. by Samuel Pepys (1854)
"... and here I took occasion to desire a private discourse with the Duke of York, and he granted it to me on Friday next. This day a falling out ..."

5. Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945 by Williamson Murray (1983)
"... The cost (Photo Credit: Official USAF Photo) The cost: B-17 falling out of formation (Photo Credit: Official USAF Photo) ..."

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