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Definition of fell verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    fell

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//fel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fel//
     
    see also fallVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fell
    BrE BrE//fel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fel//
     
    he / she / it fells
    BrE BrE//felz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//felz//
     
    ; BrE BrE//felz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//felz//
     
    past simple felled
    BrE BrE//feld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//feld//
     
    ; BrE BrE//feld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//feld//
     
    past participle felled
    BrE BrE//feld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//feld//
     
    ; BrE BrE//feld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//feld//
     
    -ing form felling
    BrE BrE//ˈfelɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfelɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈfelɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfelɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1fell something to cut down a tree Trees were felled and floated downstream. illegally felled timber See related entries: Conservation
  2. 2fell somebody (literary) to make somebody fall to the ground He felled his opponent with a single blow.
  3. Word Originverb Old English fellan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vellen and German fällen, also to fall.
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