fall away


fall away
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "fall away":
present tense I/you/we/they fall away he/she/it falls away present participle falling away past tense fell away past participle fallen away
1) if something falls away, it breaks off from the thing it was fixed to

Plaster was falling away from the walls.

2) to become smaller or lower in amount, level, value etc

Sales have fallen away sharply.

3) if land falls away, it slopes down suddenly from a particular point
4) British literary if something such as a sound or feeling falls away, it becomes weaker and disappears

English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

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

  • fall away — verb 1. get worse (Freq. 2) My grades are slipping • Syn: ↑slip, ↑drop off, ↑drop away • Derivationally related forms: ↑drop off (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall away — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something falls away from the thing it is attached to, it breaks off. [V P from n] Officials say that one or two engines fell away from the plane shortly after takeoff. [Also V P] 2) PHRASAL VERB If you say that land falls away …   English dictionary

  • fall away — phr verb Fall away is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cliff …   Collocations dictionary

  • fall away — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, apostacize, apostatize, ascend, bank, bate, be eaten away, be found wanting, bolt, break away, cant, careen, change sides, climb, collapse, come short, consume, consume away, corrode, crumble, decline,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fall away — the ground here falls away abruptly Syn: slope down, slope, slant down, go down, drop, drop away, descend, dip, sink, plunge …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fall away — 1. Pine, grow lean, be emaciated, lose flesh. 2. Backslide, apostatize, fall off. 3. Defect, revolt, become disloyal or disaffected, forsake the cause of …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fall away — {v. phr.} To decline; diminish. * /I was shocked to see how haggard Alan looked; he seems to be falling away to a shadow./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall away — {v. phr.} To decline; diminish. * /I was shocked to see how haggard Alan looked; he seems to be falling away to a shadow./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall away — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. pine, waste away, decline; see decay , decrease 1 …   English dictionary for students