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English definition of “fall away”

fall away

(LAND) phrasal verb with fall     /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
If land falls away, it slopes down suddenly: On the other side of the hill, the land falls away sharply.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
(Definition of fall away (LAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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