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fell (verb) cut down (a tree); knock down with great force.

When you fell a tree you cut it down. Deforestation or the disappearance of forests or the shrinking of forest area is the result of indiscriminate felling of trees for timber. Also, when you fell someone you knock them down with great force, as they do in boxing and wrestling. 'Just one shot from his gun felled his opponent.' This means that one shot from his gun killed his opponent.

  • Fell a tree if you must; but when you cut down one tree you plant two in its place. That is the best way to conserve forest wealth and preserve environment.
  • Though the last boxing round lasted for quite a long time, it ended with John delivering the last good blow which felled his opponent out of senses.
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