Phrasal verb: fall down

  1. fall down
    Intransitive
    Meaning: fall to the ground
    Example: I was walking down the street when suddenly I fell down.

    There is a popular television show in the United States called “Wipeout” where people try to complete obstacle courses without falling down.  It’s quite amusing to watch their efforts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obHBoaQKCsc

  2. wipe out
    Intransitive
    Meaning: fall to the ground unexpectedly and roughly
    Example: I wiped out on the banana peel as I was walking down the street!

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