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fall in love

1. To be overcome with a deep romantic love (for someone or each other), either gradually or instantly. My parents met at a summer job, started to hang out, and then fell in love with each other. I fell in love with you the very first time we met. This is the last place I expected to fall in love.
2. To become completely enamored of someone or something. I used to be wary of horses, but after a few lessons, I've totally fallen in love with horseback riding. I remember holding my daughter for the first time. I fell in love with her the moment I laid eyes on her. After spending a vacation here, we fell in love with the town and decided to move here.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fall in love (with each other)

[for two people] to become enamored of each other. They met in school and fell in love. When they fell in love, they thought it would last forever.
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fall in love (with something)

to become enamored of something. I simply fell in love with the dress. I had to have it. I fell in love with the red car and bought it at once.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fall in love

Become enamored. This expression may be used either literally, as in John and Mary fell in love on their first date, or hyperbolically, as in I fell in love with that antique chest. [First half of 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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