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synonyms for fall short

  • abstain
  • be deprived of
  • do without
  • go short
  • lack
  • need
  • want
  • suffer
  • squander
  • drop
  • fail
  • waste
  • surrender
  • forget
  • bereave
  • consume
  • forfeit
  • misplace
  • lavish
  • deplete
  • miss
  • capitulate
  • dissipate
  • rob
  • exhaust
  • sacrifice
  • displace
  • disinherit
  • relinquish
  • oust
  • expend
  • drain
  • default
  • yield
  • dispossess
  • misspend
  • divest
  • give up
  • be careless
  • be impoverished
  • be reduced
  • become poorer
  • fail to keep
  • pass up
  • suffer loss
  • use up
  • flop
  • fizzle
  • backfire
  • blunder
  • explode
  • flounder
  • abort
  • slip
  • miscarry
  • miss
  • peter out
  • fall flat
  • break down
  • come to nothing
  • fizz out
  • fizzle out
  • go up in smoke
  • go wrong
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antonyms for fall short

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  • earn
  • get
  • indulge
  • take
  • use
  • meet
  • face
  • succeed
  • maintain
  • take
  • keep
  • hold
  • give
  • fill
  • starve
  • gather
  • collect
  • win
  • save
  • fight
  • confront
  • achieve
  • refuse
  • accumulate
  • hoard
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How to use fall short in a sentence

Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
As the window dropped, Ripperda saw the wounded postilion fall on the neck of his horse.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
It mounted straight as a plume for a little way, until it met the cool air of evening which was beginning to fall.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Poindexter ordered his men to fall in, and they followed Porter, but at a more leisurely gait.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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