fallaway

adjective fall·away \ ˈfȯl-ə-ˌwā \

Definition of fallaway

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

fallaway

noun

First Known Use of fallaway

1966


fall away

verb

Definition of fall away

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

Examples of fall away in a Sentence

  1. as the years went by, the public's interest in the murder case fell away

First Known Use of fall away

1535


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