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verb (intr, adverb)
(of friendship) to be withdrawn
to slope down
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fall away

1

Also, fall off. Withdraw one's friendship, support, or allegiance. For example, After the divorce, her friends slowly fell away. [Early 1500s]

2

Also, fall off. Gradually decline in size or strength, as in The breeze slowly fell away, or, as Shakespeare put it (King Lear, 1:2): “Love cools, friendship falls off, Brothers divide.” [Early 1500s]

3

Drift from an established faith, cause, or principles. For example, I fell away from the Catholic Church when I was a teenager. [Early 1500]

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