Meanings

1.
to fall out
( for hair and teeth)
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2.
to be cancelled
("not take place although it was scheduled"... it's a common translation for "to cancel", but the phrasing is backwards)
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Opposite: stattfinden
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to fall out of service
(phone or other technical device)
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4.
to turn out
(reviews, financial balance reports, bottom lines, summaries, feedback decisions and tests)
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Prefix Verbs Explained - "ausfallen"

A quick look at the meanings of "ausfallen" and what cancelled meetings have to do with extraordinary dresses and electricity blackouts.

Vocab:

ausfallen, ausgefallen, der Ausfall, der Stromausfall, rausfallen


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The verb "fallen" - (almost) all Prefix Versions

Vocab:

fallen, auffallen, ausfallen, befallen, entfallen, einfallen, abfallen, anfallen, verfallen,...


Word Family

Root: *pol-

The core idea of this root was:

falling

It doesn’t have any other relatives besides to fall and fallen (and “to fell” and “fällen”) in German and English and it is notably absent from the Latin branch of the Indo-European family. There, the word for falling was *kadere, which is the origin of words like cadence, incident or case.

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