fall toward

fall toward (something)

To bend, tilt, or drop toward someone or something. The toddler fell toward the chair but luckily didn't hit her head.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: fall, toward
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Tarzan had felt the instantaneous relaxation of the body beneath him after the heavy impact with the tree limb, and as the other turned completely over and started again upon its fall toward the ground, he reached forth a hand and caught the branch in time to stay his own descent, while the ape dropped like a plummet to the foot of the tree.
"The September rate is expected to remain at that same level until October when it will begin to fall toward Fitch's forecasted 2% by year end."
If the budget talks fail to reach an agreement within this year, Karakama said, the dollar could fall toward 83.00 yen as market players are looking for "a reason to lock in gains" and unload their yen-short positions.
Monica Young states that the examination of the galaxies' gravitational motion as they fall toward one another matches the predictions of Einstein's general theory of relativity without a need for modification.
And, while no type of detergent was best overall, liquids and gels tended to fall toward the bottom of the ratings, said Consumer Reports.
The committee believed "there remained a significant risk of undershooting the inflation target in the medium term." The bank action reflected concern that inflation could fall toward zero, which on top of a recession, could strangle the economy.
"As gas prices fall toward $5 per MMBtu, displacement of coal-fired generation by gas-fired generation will provide additional demand and thus support gas prices and rebalance the market."
Land elevations fall toward the center of coastal marshes, freshwater swamps, and bald cypress forests.
Over the next few hundred million years, argues Cuzzi, the energy transfer will cause particles in the outer parts of the ring to fall toward the planet while nudging the moon away, so that the ring structure will collapse.
Primaries are rare; yellows fall toward mustards, reds brighten into oranges, in a complex play of alkaline and acid.
Then here's a question you probably don't want to ask yourself mid-loop: If gravity causes objects to fall toward Earth, why doesn't your coaster train plunge to the ground?
Some of the more important sections of Adell's analysis fall toward the end of the volume, where she takes on the positioning of African American feminism in the academy and the role of vernacular theory in African American literary criticism.
The adjustments required by the price system are sometimes painful--and Greider is right in worrying that the real wages of low-skilled American workers are likely to fall toward the levels of their global competitors in Mexico or China.