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fall away

verb uk phrasal verb with fall   /fɔːl/ us    /fɑːl/ (fell, fallen)

(BREAK)

If parts of something fall away, they break off and drop to the ground: On the bathroom ceiling, some pieces of plaster had fallen away. The rear sections of the rocket fell away.

(TIME)

literary If a period of time falls away, it seems as if it has not happened: As she looked at him, the years fell away, and she saw him again as a young boy.

(LAND)

If land falls away, it slopes down suddenly: On the other side of the hill, the land falls away sharply.

(REDUCE)

UK →  fall off : The quality of his work has fallen away a little.
Translations of “fall away”
in Chinese (Traditional) 弄壞, 脫落, 剝落…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弄坏, 脱落, 剥落…
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