fall away - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyfall away
he/she/itfalls away
present participlefalling away
past tensefell away
past participlefallen away
  1. 1
    if something falls away, it breaks off from the thing it was fixed to

    Plaster was falling away from the walls.

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  2. 3
    if land falls away, it slopes down suddenly from a particular point
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  3. 4
    British literary if something such as a sound or feeling falls away, it becomes weaker and disappears
See also main entry: fall