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English definition of “die away”

die away

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with die   /daɪ/ (present participle dying, past tense and past participle died) us  
If something, especially a sound, dies away, it gradually becomes reduced until it stops existing or disappears: The sound of his footsteps gradually died away.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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