fallaway

adjective
fall·​away | \ ˈfȯl-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce fallaway (audio) \

Definition of fallaway

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: made while moving away from the basket in basketball a fallaway jump shot

fall away

verb
fell away; fallen away; falling away; falls away

Definition of fall away (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to withdraw friendship or support
b : to renounce one's faith
2a : to diminish gradually in size
b : to drift off a course

Other Words from fallaway

Adjective

fallaway noun

Examples of fallaway in a Sentence

Verb as the years went by, the public's interest in the murder case fell away
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Chamberlain scored on fallaway jump shots, finger-rolls, and dunks. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Mar. 2022 James and Davis made 3-pointers and fallaway jumpers. Bernie Wilson, ajc, 20 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of fallaway

Adjective

1936, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Fallaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallaway. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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