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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instance of fading away, of diminishing in proximity or intensity.
  • n. a jump shot made while jumping backwards, away from the basket. The goal is to create space between the shooter and the defender, making it much harder to block.


fade +‎ away (Wiktionary)



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