fall toward (something)

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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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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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As matter falls toward the black hole, it forms a hot, spinning accretion disk with an intensely powerful magnetic field.
As for his thesis, I think that it falls toward the Scots verdict: nil probandum, or at least not yet.
Oil falls towards $111 on possible agreement on Libyan ports
Water doesn't turn to ice instantaneously, so as the rain falls towards earth its temperature can fall below freezing, but it still remains liquid.
Danedream's RPR of 127 falls towards the bottom end of Arc expectations, but that's partly down to the sex allowance and is only 2lb below the 129 achieved by the exceptional Zarkava in 2008.
However, this is a case that falls towards the lower end of the scale of seriousness.
When black holes are formed, they absorb great amounts of light, which then shines brightly as it falls towards oblivion.
Finally Big Wolf decides to climb the impossible tree to get the leaf "just to see Little Wolf's eyes sparkle." After many risks and dangerous moments, big Wolf is able to reach the leaf, which disintegrates at his touch and falls towards Little Wolf as a "rain of gentle stars." Finally Little Wolf is able to touch the piece of the leaf, to taste its sweetness, feel its gentleness, and see its brightness.
"As every other business in the land frantically cuts prices to win customers we see rail companies cheerfully ripping off passengers by increasing their fares as inflation falls towards zero.
Taking its form from the slope of the landscape, which falls towards the north-east, the layout is dominated by classrooms, each 8m square and laid out diagonally in echelon along the slope.
Neon dissolves in the helium raindrops and falls towards the deeper interior where it re-dissolves, depleting the upper layers of both elements, consistent with observations.
Unsurprisingly, detached homes have seen the biggest price falls, losing an average of pounds 71.68 a day during the past 30 days, but flats in England have seen their prices rise by an average of pounds 2.84 a day since the beginning of the year after suffering falls towards the end of 2007.