fell


fell
fell1 [fel] v
the past tense of ↑fall
fell 2
fell2 n [C usually plural]
a mountain or hill in the north of England
fell 3
fell3 v [T usually passive]
[: Old English; Origin: fellan; related to FALL1]
1.) to cut down a tree
More than 100 trees were felled in just over an hour.
2.) written to knock someone down with great force
The goalkeeper was felled by a coin thrown from the crowd.
fell 4
fell4 adj
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: fel, from Medieval Latin fello; FELON]
in one fell swoop also at one fell swoop BrE
doing a lot of things at the same time, using only one action
A single company can close a factory, eliminating 74,000 jobs in one fell swoop.

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