fall away


fall away
verb
1. get worse (Freq. 2)
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My grades are slipping

Syn: ↑slip, ↑drop off, ↑drop away
Derivationally related forms: ↑drop-off (for: ↑drop off), ↑slippage (for: ↑slip)
Hypernyms: ↑worsen, ↑decline
Hyponyms: ↑lapse, ↑backslide
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

2. diminish in size or intensity (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑fall off
Derivationally related forms: ↑falloff (for: ↑fall off)
Hypernyms: ↑disappear, ↑vanish, ↑go away
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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fall away [phrasal verb]
: to become gradually less : to disappear gradually

The sound of the parade fell away in the distance.

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Main Entry:fall

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ˌfall aˈway derived
to become gradually fewer or smaller; to disappear

His supporters fell away as his popularity declined.

The market for their products fell away to almost nothing.

All our doubts fell away.

The houses fell away as we left the city.

Main entry:fallderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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