American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of gradually diminishing in brightness, loudness, or strength until actual disappearance occurs.
- n. Baseball A screwball.
- n. Baseball An act of sliding by a base runner during which the runner veers sideways to avoid being tagged.
- fade + away (Wiktionary)
“Carson had been practicing on what he called a fadeaway ball, and now he thought this would be just the right thing to offer Sam.”
“The Thunder led by as many as 19 twice, but Garcia's fadeaway from the right base line at the halftime buzzer capped an 8-2 run that made it a 13-point spread.”
“After McGrady hit a fadeaway from the baseline, he flexed his muscles and yelled, ` ` Let's go! '' as he trotted down the court.”
“Boston later cut it to 94-93 when a West 3-pointer capped a 7-0 run, but Davis hit an off-balance fadeaway from the baseline with 1: 06 remaining to up Golden State's lead.”
“The pitch which was known as the fadeaway becomes the screwball, sometime between 1921 and 1928.”
“McGrady, hobbled by a sore back that had him wincing and limping all game, made a foul shot before Davis sank a fadeaway from the foul line for an 80-76 lead with 2: 35 left.”
“Philadelphia held its biggest lead at 67-49 with 6: 37 left in the third quarter after Iverson converted a layup, a fadeaway from the foul line and a 17-footer from the right side in an”
“People say the only person who has a better fadeaway is Jordan.”
“The second, a fadeaway from the left side, increased the advantage to 11 with 15 1/2 minutes remaining.”
“Romuald Augustin's fadeaway from the left side of the free-throw line rattled out at the buzzer.”
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