- 1fell something to cut down a tree Trees were felled and floated downstream. illegally felled timber See related entries: Conservation
- 2fell somebody (literary) to make somebody fall to the ground He felled his opponent with a single blow. Word Originverb Old English fellan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vellen and German fällen, also to fall.
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//Conservation