fall for

I
v To be deceived, tricked. I told him that my dad was the President of the United States and he fell for it. 1900s
II
v Fall in love with. The moment Moine saw Phillippe she fell forhim like a ton of bricks. 1910s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • fall for — verb 1. fall in love with; become infatuated with (Freq. 1) She fell for the man from Brazil • Hypernyms: ↑change • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s somebody 2. be deceive …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall for — verb a) To be fooled; to walk into a trap or respond to a scam or trick. I cant believe how many people still fall for the coin glued to the sidewalk. b) To fall in love with someone. He really fell for the attractive waitress at his favorite… …   Wiktionary

  • fall for — phr verb Fall for is used with these nouns as the object: ↑flattery, ↑hoax, ↑trick …   Collocations dictionary

  • fall for — Synonyms and related words: and sinker, be a sucker, be smitten, be taken in, become attached to, bite, cotton to, devour, eat up, fall in love, go for, gobble up, gulp down, lap up, line, nibble, swallow, swallow anything, swallow hook, swallow… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fall for — phrasal 1. to fall in love with 2. to become a victim of < fell for the trick > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fall for — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To fall in love with] Syn. become infatuated with, take a fancy to, flip over*; see fall in love at love . 2. [To be deceived by] Syn. be tricked by, be taken in by, swallow*, buy*; see believe 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • Fall for You — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Fall for You» Sencillo de Secondhand Serenade del álbum A Twist in my Story Publicación 21 de enero de 2008 24 de junio de 2008 (re venta) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fall for Dance Festival — Fall for Dance is an annual dance festival presented by New York City Center in New York City. Established in 2004 as a means to introduce new audiences to dance, and loosely based on the Delacorte Dance Festival model of the 1960s and 1970s,… …   Wikipedia

  • fall for somebody — ˈfall for sb derived no passive (informal) to be strongly attracted to sb; to fall in love with sb • They fell for each other instantly. Main entry: ↑fallderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall for something — ˈfall for sth derived no passive (informal) to be tricked into believing sth that is not true • I m surprised you fell for that trick. Main entry: ↑fallderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fall for You — Infobox Single Name = Fall for You Artist = Secondhand Serenade from Album = A Twist in My Story Released = January 21, 2008 June 24, 2008 (re release) Format = Digital download Recorded = 2007 Genre = Acoustic rock Piano rock Length = 3:05 Label …   Wikipedia

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