I know that to fall for someone means to fall in love with someone, but can it also mean that you just start to like them/develop feelings for them?
*Not a Teacher*
You would have to write "began / was beginning to fall for" to obtain the meaning you seek.
Please note that "fall for" can also mean to be fooled.
" Johnson fell for Clarissa's sob story."
Last edited by SlickVic9000; 29-Oct-2011 at 19:11. Reason: Had to remove an errant article of speech