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English definition of “fall away”

fall away

(TIME) literary phrasal verb with fall     /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
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 .Spending time and time passing
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