fadeaway

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

fade +‎ away

Noun[edit]

fadeaway ‎(plural fadeaways)

  1. An instance of fading away, of diminishing in proximity or intensity.
  2. (basketball) a jump shot made while jumping backwards, away from the basket. The goal is to create space between the shooter and the defender, making it much harder to block.
  3. (slang) Method of ending the personal relationship by stopping any contact with the other party and not providing an explanation
    Why some people choose to do the infamous "fadeaway" instead of a clean break?