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English definition of “fall away”

fall away

(BREAK) phrasal verb with fall     /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
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.Falling and droppingMoving downwards
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