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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Many lost their lives that way; all of them experienced terrible falls, saving themselves by clutching branches as they fell toward the ground.
When the horse of the latter reached the spot where the highway fell toward the valley, the eye of Marmaduke rested, it is true, on the same scene that had, ten minutes before, been so soothing to the feelings of his daughter and her friend, as they emerged from the forest; but it rested in vacancy.
As the dagger fell toward the unprotected breast of my love, Thuvia was almost between them.
Out from the shade of the awning the coin flashed golden in the blaze of sunshine and fell toward the sea in a glittering arch.
He rolled toward it, grovelled toward it, fell toward it when he was knocked down.
Without waking him, she went back, and after a second dose of opium she fell towards morning into a heavy, incomplete sleep, during which she never quite lost consciousness.
Mumbai: The rupee fell toward a seven-week low on concern a rally in oil prices amid tensions in Iraq will widen India's trade deficit and spur inflation.
"He was staggering and fell toward an armchair," Cardiff's assistant deputy coroner Christopher John Woolley said.
But when Newton's apple fell toward the earth, the earth, ever so
Hanson tried steering to the left lane but was unable to avoid the motorcycle as it fell toward the school bus, police said.
23, 2010 (TAP) - Oil fell toward $81 on Tuesday as the dollar gained after an exchange of artillery fire on the Korean peninsula and as the euro fell on fears Ireland's debt crisis might lead to problems elsewhere in Europe.
World stocks, meanwhile, fell toward two-year lows on Wednesday as the problems faced by Lehman stoked concern that banks are struggling to rebuild capital and financial markets remain brittle.
He then fell toward the ground before being caught by a citizen who rushed to help.
dollar fell toward the mid-121 yen line early Tuesday in Tokyo in reaction to stronger-than-expected Japanese economic data.