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Definition of fall to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fall to

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
to become the duty or responsibility of somebody With his partner away, all the work now fell to him. it falls to somebody to do something It fell to me to inform her of her son's death.
(literary) to begin to do something fall to doing something She fell to brooding about what had happened to her.
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