Definition of Fall off
1. Verb. Come off. "This button had fallen off"
2. Verb. Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly. "The stock market is going to fall off "; "The real estate market fell off"
Generic synonyms: Drop
Related verbs: Drop, Drop Down, Sink
Derivative terms: Falloff, Slump, Slump
3. Verb. Diminish in size or intensity.
Definition of Fall off
1. Verb. (transitive and intransitive) To become detached or to drop from. ¹
2. Verb. (intransitive) To diminish in size, value etc. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fall Off
Literary usage of Fall off
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Golden Book of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius, Meric Casaubon (1898)
"... involved and shut up • But it Make pect also when thy soule shall fall off from that thou desirest a more popular, and though not so direct and ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"Of all the traits here enumerated the virtues of will—energy, courage, capacity for leadership—fall off most rapidly with extreme degrees of physical ..."
3. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards (1808)
"in He '.firing ; there are ,'. rff'-ar fair and beautiful, and , ../ i/ '.U ng fruits ; but many of .,.re, they soon fall off', and never '//.:. ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In the 15th century the ecclesiastical seals began to fall off.in richness and beauty, and after the Reformation were of little artistic value. ..."
5. The Spanish Story of the Armada, and Other Essays by James Anthony Froude (1899)
"If the butterfly pauses to say to itself how prettily it is flying, the shining wings fall off, and it drops and dies. The life of the spirit is not our ..."
6. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1902)
"Now it may be a wonder to some persons, that with such a cargo the carriage did not upset, or some of us did not fall off; to which the answer is that we ..."
7. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1895)
"They fall off almost simultaneously, and with them the envelope which up to that time has concealed the flowers. The erect, fleshy, white, or reddish rachis ..."
8. Chinese Immigration in Its Social and Economical Aspects by George Frederick Seward (1881)
"The demand likely to fall off in manufacturing enterprises. Testimony of Governor Low, Mr. Heynemann, Mr. McLennan, and Mr. Gallego. ..."