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fall away

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


If ​parts of something ​fall away, they ​break off and ​drop to the ​ground: On the ​bathroomceiling, some ​pieces of ​plaster had ​fallen away. The ​rearsections of the ​rocketfell away.


literary If a ​period of ​timefalls away, it ​seems as if it has not ​happened: As she ​looked at him, the ​yearsfell away, and she ​saw him again as a ​youngboy.


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


UK →  fall off : The ​quality of his ​work has ​fallen away a little.
(Definition of fall away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fall away”
in Chinese (Simplified) 弄坏, 脱落, 剥落…
in Chinese (Traditional) 弄壞, 脫落, 剝落…
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