fall for


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fall for (someone or something)

1. To be completely infatuated with someone. The moment I met my wife, I fell for her completely.
2. To believe unquestioningly that something is true. I told them that I like this stupid school, and they totally fell for it—I guess I'm a pretty good actress.
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fall for someone

Fig. to fall in love with someone. I fell for her in a big way. She's gorgeous! Ted fell for Alice and they decided to get married.
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fall for something

Fig. to believe something without reservation. Surely, you don't expect me to fall for that! She fell for the excuse I gave her about getting stuck in traffic.
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fall for

1. Become attracted to, as in I was sure he'd fall for her. [Slang; early 1900s]
2. Be deceived or swindled by, as in He fell for the con artist's scheme and lost a great deal of money. [Slang; early 1900s]
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fall for

v.
1. To feel love for someone; be in love with someone: I fell for you the first time I saw you in the park. They immediately fell for each other.
2. To be deceived or swindled by something: The gullible dupe fell for the con artist's scheme and lost $200,000.
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