fall away

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Verb[edit]

fall away

  1. (intransitive) To cease to support a person or cause.
    After the divorce, all his friends fell away one by one.
    • Bible, Luke viii. 13
      These [] for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
  2. To get worse.
  3. To diminish in size or weight.
  4. To diminish in intensity.
    • Addison
      One colour falls away by just degrees, and another rises insensibly.
  5. To perish; to vanish; to be lost.
    • Addison
      How [] can the soul [] fall away into nothing?

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