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fall

1. verb To be arrested for a crime. Can you believe that mob kingpin finally fell?
2. noun One's arrest for a crime. I refuse to take the fall when I was barely involved in this to begin with.

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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Circumstances related to the fall were based on the Advance Incident Reporting System only.
* in 97.6 percent of the cases, the fall height was either unspecified or less than 6 feet;
Since a head worn device includes limitations concerning usability and acceptance, a waist worn accelerometer, using an algorithm that recognizes the impact and the posture after the fall, might be an optimal choice for fall detection.
(1) if the parameter > threshold value of the parameter then (2) if [theta] > threshold value of [theta] (among 100 sample after satisfying the condition in line 1) then (3) return fall detection (4) return no fall detection Table 2 shows the falls and ADLs in which the fall events (267 events) chosen from the simple threshold method using double parameters as shown in Table 1 are evaluated by applying the parameter [theta] to the HMM as shown in Algorithm 2, which is the best of fall and ADL detection results applying 5 types of parameters to HMM as shown in Table 3.
Over a one-year period, 34 patients on hemodialysis had falls, representing falls in 5% of the population, with the majority of the falls occurring in the elderly patients on hemodialysis.
Todd, "Development and initial validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I)," Age and Ageing, vol.
The injury may have been the cause of the fall, or an injury may have occurred during the progress of the fall.
They found that patients were not harmed after more than half of the falls. However, 26.4 percent of patient falls resulted in some sort of injury, ranging from minor to major.
To keep living standard (Y/P) constant, productivity (Y/L) must rise to offset the fall in labor participation.
"The Fall Of Great Empires" is an impressively informative, 8 volume series of DVDs superbly designed and produced for students in grades 9-12 and brings the civilizations and empires of antiquity to life for young viewers.
The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians, by Peter Heather (New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), 572 pages, hardcover.
During the fall of 1986, the suggestion was made (based on a reanalysis of the early equivalence experiments of Baron von Eotvos) that gravity might have an up-to-this-point unrecognized short-range (centimeters to kilometers) component--dubbed the 5th Force [25].
If chance alone were to dictate the fall, Yanoviak says, only 8 percent would strike the trunk.
This study, however, did not distinguish between extrinsic (slips or trips) and intrinsic (dysequilibrium or lower-extremity weakness) factors for the fall. Lipsitz, et al.
The Fall Clinic Team evaluation process includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and information dissemination.