fall toward

fall toward something

to drop or fall in the direction of something. She fell toward the curb rather than toward the traffic. The tree fell toward the garage rather than toward the house.
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By an inverse motion the base was approaching first; the lunar attraction was prevailing over the terrestrial; the fall toward the moon was beginning, almost imperceptibly as yet, but by degrees the attractive force would become stronger, the fall would be more decided, the projectile, drawn by its base, would turn its cone to the earth, and fall with ever-increasing speed on to the surface of the Selenite continent; their destination would then be attained.
From the data, her team infers that 51 Ophiuchi has a debris disk of planetesimals, some of which are being vaporized as they fall toward the hot star.
Russian space officials confirmed the American report Sunday night of the spacecraft's fall toward Earth, but would add no details.
Melvin Pasternak says the market is on the ropes and could easily fall toward its mid-August lows.
As gas particles fall toward the hole, they lose gravitational energy, ultimately converting some of it into heat and X rays.
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) said this morning that its same-store sales figure for February should fall toward the high end of the retailer's previously targeted growth range between three and five percent.
Because the radius of a supermassive black hole is no bigger than the solar system, the ability to watch stars begin to fall toward such an object -- even in a nearby galaxy -- would require a telescope a million times sharper than now exists, Kormendy notes.
On Monday, Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) officials said that December same-store sales numbers could fall toward the low end of the firm's previously projected growth range of three-to-five percent.
Not only have their shells incorporated some of the carbon that entered the water as CO2, but the creatures are also a mechanism by which a portion of that carbon is eventually removed from upper ocean waters; as the creatures die, their shells fall toward the ocean bottom, carrying the carbon along.
Pharmaceutical heavyweight Merck (NYSE:MRK) said early this morning that 2003 earnings-per-share would fall toward the lower end of its previously projected earnings range between $2.
Earlier today, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) said that fourth-quarter earnings per share would fall toward the higher end of the previously projected range between 27 and 29 cents.
11 terrorist attacks--PREI projected that returns would likely fall toward the bottom of that range.
Bursts of gunfire all around 'Crosses' fall toward the ground Diving, bunking, the sound of cannons Eagles duel, they bare their talons The Hun retreat and head for home With stories of their Spitfire foe Now ripped and torn they head for base A smile decorates each face At last the aircraft touch the ground The men unstrap and gather round Some faces burned, charred to "black "Thank God" they think, "we've made it back" Some returned, some die in flames We owe it all to faceless names God save those men we know so well Whose fate hung on the scramble bell J.
But Welsh said that once comets are knocked out of their parking orbit in the outer reaches of a stellar system and fall toward a star, they heat up and evaporate.
If the budget talks fail to reach an agreement within this year, Karakama said, the dollar could fall toward 83.