break a fall

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Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

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  • break your fall — break (your) fall to stop you from going down. He reached out, trying to break his fall, and ended up breaking his arm …   New idioms dictionary

  • Break My Fall — Infobox Single Name = Break My Fall Artist = Tiësto feat. BT Released = flagicon|Netherlands July, 2007flagicon|USA August 14, 2007 Format = 12 , CD, Digital download Recorded = 2007 Genre = Pop, Synth pop, Progressive House, House Length = 3:27… …   Wikipedia

  • break your fall — prevent serious injury when you fall    He fell from the roof, but a tree helped to break his fall …   English idioms

  • Break — (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. {broke} (br[=o]k), (Obs. {Brake}); p. p. {Broken} (br[=o] k n), (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak, Sw. braka …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • break fall — break (your) fall to stop you from going down. He reached out, trying to break his fall, and ended up breaking his arm …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall — I n. dropping, coming down 1) to have, take a fall 2) to break a fall 3) a bad, nasty fall (she had a bad fall and broke her ankle) 4) a free fall (of a parachutist) 5) a fall from (a fall from a horse) autumn (AE) 6) an early; late fall 7) in… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fall — fall1 W1S1 [fo:l US fo:l] v past tense fell [fel] past participle fallen [ˈfo:lən US ˈfo:l ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move downwards)¦ 2¦(stop standing/walking etc)¦ 3¦(decrease)¦ 4¦(become)¦ 5¦(belong to a group)¦ 6 fall short of something 7 fall victim/prey… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • break — I. verb (broke; broken; breaking) Etymology: Middle English breken, from Old English brecan; akin to Old High German brehhan to break, Latin frangere Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to separate into parts with suddenness or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fall apart — verb 1. lose one s emotional or mental composure She fell apart when her only child died • Syn: ↑go to pieces • Hypernyms: ↑break down, ↑lose it, ↑snap • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • break — break1 W1S1 [breık] v past tense broke [brəuk US brouk] past participle broken [ˈbrəukən US ˈbrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(separate into pieces)¦ 2¦(bones)¦ 3¦(machines)¦ 4¦(rules/laws)¦ 5¦(promise/agreement)¦ 6¦(stop/rest)¦ 7¦(end something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fall — v 1. descend, come or go down, drop down, gravitate, sink; slip, slide, backslide; trip, trip over one s own feet, stumble, fall down, take a spill, tumble; go head over heels, pitch, plunge, plummet, dive, take a nosedive; drop, plop, plump, Inf …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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