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

1936

in the meaning defined above

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fall away

verb

Definition of fall away

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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