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Definition of "falling-out" [falling-out]

  • A disagreement; a quarrel: a falling-out among family members. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "falling-out" in a sentence
  • "The players, on the other hand, say they feel undervalued and mistreated: the current falling-out has seen Gayle accuse the WICB of failing to communicate with him over injury and selection issues and Chanderpaul—the team's top-performing batsman of recent years—complain that his batting has been subject to ongoing meddling by management, even during games, and that he was even recently asked to retire."
  • "But the two families had a falling-out, for reasons Kendall won't disclose, and she became an early Angle backer."
  • "Does that lead to his falling-out with the Green Arrow and, eventually, his heroin addiction?"