fall off


fall off
verb
1. come off (Freq. 1)
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This button had fallen off

Hypernyms: ↑detach, ↑come off, ↑come away
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

2. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
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The real estate market fell off

Syn: ↑slump, ↑sink
Derivationally related forms: ↑falloff, ↑slump (for: ↑slump)
Hypernyms: ↑drop
Verb Group: ↑sink, ↑drop, ↑drop down
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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The stock market is going to fall off

3. diminish in size or intensity
Syn: ↑fall away
Derivationally related forms: ↑falloff
Hypernyms: ↑disappear, ↑vanish, ↑go away
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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intransitive verb
1. : to step aside : withdraw
2. : trend — used of a coastline
3. of a ship : to deviate or trend to leeward of the point to which her head was directed

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fall off
1. To become detached and drop
2. To deteriorate
3. To die away, to perish
4. To revolt or abandon one's beliefs, principles, etc
5. To draw back
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Main Entry:fall

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ˌfall ˈoff [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they fall off he/she/it falls off present participle falling off past tense fell off past participle fallen off] phrasal verb
if the amount, level, or value of something falls off, it gets smaller

Sales always fall off in the winter months.

Thesaurus: to become less in size, amount or valuesynonym
Main entry: fall

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fall off [phrasal verb]
: to stop being attached to something

The handle was so loose that it almost fell off.

— see also fall 3b (above), 1
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Main Entry:fall

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ˌfall ˈoff derived
to decrease in quantity or quality

Attendance at my lectures has fallen off considerably.

Opp: rise
Main entry:fallderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fall-off — fall ,off noun singular a reduction in the amount or level of something: a fall off in sales …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fall off — See: DROP OFF(4) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall off — See: DROP OFF(4) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall off — index decrease, degenerate, ebb, subside Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fall off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms fall off : present tense I/you/we/they fall off he/she/it falls off present participle falling off past tense fell off past participle fallen off if the amount, level, or value of something falls off, it… …   English dictionary

  • fall off — UK US fall off Phrasal Verb with fall({{}}/fɔːl/ verb (fell, fallen) ► [I] to get lower in amount or level: »Orders have definitely fallen off in the past quarter …   Financial and business terms

  • fall off — phr verb Fall off is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bit, ↑number, ↑plaster, ↑sale, ↑wheel Fall off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bicycle, ↑bike, ↑ladder, ↑motorcycle …   Collocations dictionary