(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. fall, roll; leap, spring; throw, overturn, disarrange, dishevel, tousle; toss, pitch. See descent, agitation.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. drop, plunge, descend; see fall 1 , topple , trip 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. roll or fall somersault, handspring, stumble, trip, *header, *pratfall, spill, flop, crash, slip, dive.
2. disorder mess, confusion, jumble, disarray, chaos, heap.
1. roll or fall somersault, handspring, stumble, trip, *take a header, *do a pratfall, spill, flop, crash, slip, dive, drop, pitch, topple, plunge, *lose one's footing, *go flying, collapse, plummet, nosedive.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily: drop, fall, go down, nose-dive, pitch, plunge, spill, topple. Idiom: take a fall (or header or plunge or spill or tumble). See RISE. 2. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price: dive, drop, fall, nose-dive, plummet, plunge, sink, skid, slump. Idiom: take a sudden downtrend (or downturn). See INCREASE. 3. To bring about the downfall of: bring down, overthrow, overturn, subvert, topple, unhorse. See HELP. 4. To put out of proper order: derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, jumble, mess up, mix up, muddle, unsettle, upset. See ORDER. II noun 1. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground: dive, fall, nosedive, pitch, plunge, spill. Informal: header. See RISE. 2. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices: decline, descent, dip, dive, downslide, downswing, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, fall, nosedive, plunge, skid, slide, slump. See INCREASE. 3. A lack of order or regular arrangement: chaos, clutter, confusedness, confusion, derangement, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, jumble, mess, mix-up, muddle, muss, scramble, topsy-turviness. Slang: snafu. See ORDER. 4. A group of things gathered haphazardly: agglomeration, bank1, cumulus, drift, heap, hill, mass, mess, mound, mountain, pile, shock2, stack. See ORDER.

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