1. to fall down; to fall over
2. to turn out; to play outOnly applies to ころぶ, oft. as どう転んでも
3. to abandon Christianity (and convert to Buddhism); to apostatizeOnly applies to ころぶ, in early Japanese Christianity
4. to roll; to tumbleSee also ころがる
5. (for a geisha) to prostitute (herself) in secretArchaism
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