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Phrasal Verbs

fade away

This page is about the phrasal verb fade away

Meaning

to slowly become weaker, softer or dimmer

Synonym

disappear, vanish

For example

  • fade away The rattles and clunks of her old bicycle faded away as she rode away from the town.

  • fade away The dreams he'd had as an idealistic young doctor faded away as the years passed.

Quick Quiz

The sound of voices slowly faded away as the boat

a. came closer and closer

b. suddenly sank

c. drifted further down the river

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