waterfall

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Noun[change]

Singular
waterfall

Plural
waterfalls

A waterfall
  1. (countable) A waterfall is a part of a river where water falls down.
    Don't swim too close to the waterfall!

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Plain form
waterfall

Third-person singular
waterfalls

Past tense
waterfalled

Past participle
waterfalled

Present participle
waterfalling

  1. (intransitive) If something waterfalls, it falls like a waterfall.
    • 1994, Nora Roberts, Private Scandals, page 54:
      Rain ran off the bill of his fielder's cap and waterfalled in front of his face.
    • 1999, Jane Yolen, Bruce Coville, Armageddon Summer‎, page 79:
      Zondra, whose dirty-blond hair waterfalled above her head from a colorful tie, gave a snorting, horsey kind of laugh.
    • 2008, John Gardner, No Human Enemy‎, page 156:
      they turned into the drive of The Manor with its red-brick front and the wonderful cloak of Virginia creeper waterfalling down between the windows.

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