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fall

1. in. to be arrested; to be charged with a crime. (see also fall guy.) I heard that Mooshoo fell. Is that right?
2. n. one’s arrest; being arrested and charged. (Underworld.) Who took the fall for the bank job?

fall

foul/afoul
1. Nautical To collide. Used of vessels.
2. To clash: fell foul of the law.
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There is no report of the resident falling in a 90-day time period (although the resident might be kept in the program longer if the physical therapist or fall prevention task force deem it necessary).
He asserted that the falling masses might create fireballs in the atmosphere or even originate in "cosmic space.
The falling market drew increasing attention from the government.
This program is designed for alert and oriented residents who are at risk for falling - the kinds of residents who, according to our data, experienced all falls occurring between 3 and 4:30 pm.
Their analysis of the model demonstrates that tiny changes in the amount of friction acting on falling paper can induce unpredictable, erratic behavior, suggesting that its motion is chaotic.
As a result, it decreases the risk of fractures by reducing the risk of falling.
The coach, Aida Lesetskaya, told my mother, `Look, he's falling and standing up, not giving up,''' Kulik recalled.
But for some reason our country's healthcare providers haven't yet paid enough attention to identifying people who are at greater risk of falling," Henderson says.
They recovered after that, but not to new highs, and are falling again.
A 33% fall in the first five January sessions, a 50% fall in January after falling in first five days, a 50% fall for year after falling in January's first five sessions, a 28% fall for full year after rising in January's first five sessions, and 35% fall for full year overall.
People are just fascinated by the processes of nature, including these huge old monarchs falling to the ground.
Along with improved quality due to better sourcing and vineyard practices", explained John Little, brand manager for Falling Star, "we decided to set a precedent for Argentina by introducing the screw cap closures to the Falling Star line of wines.
Senior citizens can take simple precautions to avoid falling and fracturing their already fragile bones, such as placing rubbermats or decals on their bathtub floors, advises a New York geriatric expert.
The Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel also offers guests the choice of dining in the Falling Water Grille, an exhibition-style restaurant that allows guests to view the excitement in the kitchen directly from their seats.