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English verb: fall away

1. fall away (change) get worse

SamplesMy grades are slipping.

Synonymsdrop away, drop off, slip

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

Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen

Narrower (hyponym)backslide, lapse

2. fall away (change) diminish in size or intensity

Synonymsfall off

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)disappear, go away, vanish

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