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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfade away
he/she/itfades away
present participlefading away
past tensefaded away
past participlefaded away

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to disappear slowly

    Her footsteps faded away down the staircase.

  2. 2
    same as fade (sense 2)

    Most of these fashions just fade away and are forgotten.

  3. 3
    same as fade (sense 4)

    If you don't start eating properly you're going to fade away.

See also main entry: fade


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