fall over


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fall over

to topple over and fall down. The fence fell over and dented the car. I felt faint and almost fell over.
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fall over someone or something

to stumble over someone or something. Sam came into the house and fell over a kitchen chair. Walter fell over Roger, who was napping on the floor.
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fall over yourself to do something

  (British, American & Australian) also fall all over yourself to do something (American)
to be very eager to do something (usually in continuous tenses) They were falling over themselves to be helpful.
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fall over

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fall over

v.
1. To tip over; fall from an upright position to a flat one: The vase fell over after I bumped into the table.
2. To stumble over something or someone: I fell over the skates that you left on the stairs.
3. To attempt eagerly or frantically to accomplish something. Used reflexively: I fell over myself trying to please my guests.
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fall over

backward/backwards
To overexert oneself to do or accomplish something: We fell over backward to complete the project on time.
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fall over (oneself)

To display inordinate, typically effusive, enthusiasm: fell over themselves to impress the general's wife.
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