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fall off

verb

Definition of fall off

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  trend 1b

  3. 2 of a ship :  to deviate to leeward of the point to which the bow was directed



Examples of fall off

  1. <the coastline falls off toward the north after you round the bay>



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