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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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