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English noun: fade

1. fade (act) a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer


SamplesHe took lessons to cure his slicing.


Synonymsslice, slicing


Broader (hypernym)golf shot, golf stroke, swing

2. fade (act) gradually ceasing to be visible


Synonymsdisappearance


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination


English verb: fade

1. fade (change) become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly


SamplesThe scene begins to fade.
The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk.


Synonymsmelt


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)weaken

2. fade (change) lose freshness, vigor, or vitality


SamplesHer bloom was fading.


Synonymswither


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish

3. fade (change) disappear gradually


SamplesThe pain eventually passed off.


Synonymsblow over, evanesce, fleet, pass, pass off


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish

4. fade (body) become feeble


SamplesThe prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon.


Synonymslanguish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop









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