Definition of fall in in English:

fall in

phrasal verb

  • Take one's place in a military formation.

    ‘the soldiers fell in by the side of the road’
    • ‘The first thing soldiers in any army do after being rolled out of bed is to fall in for morning formation.’
    • ‘If you tell your assault team to fall in as you move in on a suppressed enemy, they'll do just that.’
    • ‘She followed the captain meekly, and two guards fell in beside her, one on either side.’
    • ‘I set off along that familiar walk toward the workshops, the guards falling in behind me.’
    • ‘A pair of armed guards fell in at a discreet distance as I made my way back to my rooms.’
    get in formation, get in line, line up, take one's position, get in order, get into columns, get into rows
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