Definition of Fall away

1. Verb. Get worse. "My grades are slipping"

Exact synonyms: Drop Away, Drop Off, Slip
Generic synonyms: Decline, Worsen
Specialized synonyms: Backslide, Lapse
Derivative terms: Drop-off, Slippage



2. Verb. Diminish in size or intensity.
Exact synonyms: Fall Off
Generic synonyms: Disappear, Go Away, Vanish
Derivative terms: Falloff

Definition of Fall away

1. Verb. (intransitive) To cease to support a person or cause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fall Away

fall-off analysis
fall-offs
fall-out
fall-out shelter
fall-run fish
fall-through
fall-throughs
fall about
fall about the place
fall all over
fall apart
fall armyworm
fall asleep
fall at the final hurdle
fall at the last hurdle
fall away (current term)
fall back
fall back on
fall back upon
fall behind
fall between two stools
fall board
fall by the wayside
fall cankerworm
fall dandelion
fall down
fall equinox
fall flat

Literary usage of Fall away

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1. A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, in Three Parts by Jonathan Edwards (1821)
"Nor can they ever fall away so as habitually to be more engaged in other things than in ... 13. but they •re cursed that fall away in » day of temptation. ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"... whose two peaks fall away abruptly to the Nahr al-Zarka. Toward the east the Jabal 'Ajlun changes into a rolling hill country which finally reaches the ..."

3. Publications (1853)
"which they, notwithstanding, sought to make him fall away. But as he was not to be moved, and remaining steadfast, he testified to the truth and his love to ..."

4. The Works of James Arminius, D. D., Formerly Professor of Divinity in the by Jacobus Arminius (1853)
"It is possible for believers finally to decline and fall away from faith and salvation. ANSWER. The connection between these two articles is so intimate, ..."

5. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1830)
"Nor can they ever fall away, so as habitually to be more engaged in other ... Nor can a true saint ever fall away so, that ordinarily there shall be no ..."

6. The Works of President Edwards: With a Memoir of His Life by Jonathan Edwards, Sereno Edwards Dwight (1829)
"Nor can they ever fall away, so as habitually to be more engaged in other ... Nor can a true saint ever fall away so, that ordinarily there shall be no ..."

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