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fade away

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with fade   /feɪd/ us  
B2 to slowly disappear, lose importance, or become weaker: The voices became louder and closer and then faded away again. As the years passed, the memories faded away.
Translations of “fade away”
in Korean 사라지다…
in Arabic يَتلاشى…
in Portuguese desaparecer aos poucos…
in Catalan esvair-se…
in Japanese 薄れる…
in Italian svanire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸消失, 變得無足輕重, 變弱…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐消失, 变得无足轻重, 变弱…
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