fall away
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to become detached)
a. desprenderse
The stickers on Jimmy's wall were starting to fall away.Las pegatinas en la pared de la habitación de Jimmy empezaban a desprenderse.
b. caerse
Most of the paint on the street sign had fallen away.La mayoría de la pintura del cartel de calle se había caído.
2. (to drop)
a. descender
The ground falls away at the edge of the woods.La tierra desciende al borde del bosque.
3. (to disappear)
a. desvanecerse
Juan stretched out on the beach, and all of the stress of his job seemed fall away.Juan se tendió en la playa, y toda la angustia de su trabajo pareció desvanecerse.
4. (to leave)
a. marcharse
Many of the activist's once faithful followers had fallen away.Muchos de sus seguidores que antes eran tan fieles ya se habían marchado.
5. (to decrease)
a. disminuir
As the priest's sermons became increasingly radical, the congregation began to fall away.A medida que los sermones del sacerdote se hacían cada vez más radicales, la parroquia empezó a disminuir.
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fall away
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (ground)
a. caer, descender
2. (attendance)
a. declinar
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fall away
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (slope steeply) [+ground] descender abruptamente;to hacia;
2 (crumble) [+plaster] desconcharse; [+cliff] desmoronarse; [+stage of rocket, part] desprenderse
3 (diminish) [+numbers etc] bajar; disminuir; [+enthusiasm] enfriarse; [+trade, interest] decaer; (in quality) empeorar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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