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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


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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)weaken

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

SamplesHer bloom was fading.


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop

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