fall through

fall through
verb
fail utterly; collapse
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The project foundered

Syn: ↑fall flat, ↑founder, ↑flop
Derivationally related forms: ↑flop (for: ↑flop)
Hypernyms: ↑fail, ↑go wrong, ↑miscarry
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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The business is going to fall through

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FAIL, be unsuccessful, come to nothing, miscarry, abort, go awry, collapse, founder, come to grief; informal fizzle out, flop, fold, come a cropper, go down like a lead balloon.
fall

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fall through
To fail or come to nothing
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Main Entry:fall

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ˌfall ˈthrough [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they fall through he/she/it falls through present participle falling through past tense fell through past participle fallen through] phrasal verb
if something such as a deal, plan, or arrangement falls through, it fails to happen

The planned purchase of the racecourse fell through.

Thesaurus: to disappear, or to stop existing or happeningsynonym
Main entry: fall

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the project fell through due to lack of money

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fall through [phrasal verb]
: to fail or stop in a sudden or final way

Contract negotiations have fallen through.

Our vacation plans have fallen through.

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Main Entry:fall

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ˌfall ˈthrough derived
to not be completed, or not happen

Our plans fell through because of lack of money.

Main entry:fallderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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