fall upon

Synonyms and related words:
alight upon, ambush, appear unexpectedly, arrive at, arrive upon, assail, assault, attack, be unexpected, blitz, bob up, bump into, bushwhack, come across, come among, come at, come down on, come unawares, come up against, come upon, confront, crack down on, creep up on, descend on, descend upon, drop on, encounter, fall across, fall among, fall foul of, fall on, flash upon one, gang up on, get at, go at, go for, harry, have at, hit, hit like lightning, hit upon, jump, land on, lay at, lay hands on, lay into, light into, light upon, meet, meet head-on, meet up with, meet with, mug, pitch into, pitch upon, pop up, pounce upon, pound, reach, run across, run into, run smack into, run up against, run upon, sail into, set on, set upon, settle on, strike, strike upon, stumble on, stumble upon, surprise, swoop down on, take the offensive, turn up, wade into

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • fall upon — index accost, assail, attack, oppugn, strike (assault) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fall upon — phrasal verb fall on or fall upon [transitive] Word forms fall on : present tense I/you/we/they fall on he/she/it falls on present participle falling on past tense fell on past participle fallen on 1) mainly literary fall on something to start… …   English dictionary

  • fall upon — ► fall on (or upon) 1) attack fiercely or unexpectedly. 2) (of someone s eyes or gaze) be directed towards. 3) (of a burden or duty) be borne or incurred by. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

  • fall upon — fall (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To set upon with violent force: aggress, assail, assault, attack, beset, go at, have at, sail into, storm, strike. Informal: light into, pitch into. See ATTACK …   English dictionary for students

  • fall\ upon — • fall (up)on v 1. To go and fight with; attack. The robbers fell on him from behind trees. 2. formal To meet (troubles). The famous poet fell upon unhappy days …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fall upon — verb find unexpectedly the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb she struck a goldmine The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake • Syn: ↑strike, ↑come upon, ↑light upon, ↑chance upon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall upon — verb To fall on; to experience; to suffer. With the rise of the Internet, some media fell upon hard times …   Wiktionary

  • fall upon — phrasal see fall on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fall upon — See fall on …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fall upon — assault, attack; meet with, experience (hard times, etc.); come across, run into …   English contemporary dictionary


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