1. phrasal verb If something falls away from the thing it is attached to, it breaks off. [V P + from] ⇒ Officials say that one or two engines fell away from the plane shortly after takeoff. [Also V P] 2. phrasal verb If you say that land falls away, you mean it slopes downwards from a particular point. [V P] ⇒ On either side of the tracks the ground fell away sharply. 3. phrasal verb → fall If the degree, amount, or size of something falls away, it decreases. [V P] ⇒ His coalition may hold a clear majority but this could quickly fall away. [V P] ⇒ Demand began to fall away.
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