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  • v. Present participle of fall off.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality


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  • The stories of wolves falling off Wolf Killer once again ran through my head, and I dug my paws into the rocks.

    Promise of the Wolves

  • I felt very much like our imported French riding-master did at West Point when he lost his saddle in an incipient charge, or the General commanding the army when he imitated the trans-Atlantic charlatan by falling off his horse the other day in the presence of the Presidency and the other assembled magnates of the nation.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • The country between Cambodia and Siam is an inclined plane falling off to the sea, beginning from the Khoa Don Rèke, or highlands of Korat, which constitutes the first platform of the terraces that gradually ascend to the mountain chain of Laos, and thence to the stupendous Himalayas.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • A young acquaintance, George Pellew known as G.P. died from falling off a horse in New York City.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Saira hurried to keep pace with them, her schoolbag constantly falling off her thick shoulders.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • The next canto is called La Descoucounado (The Opening of the Cocoons), and it must be confessed that there is a slight falling off in interest.

    Frederic Mistral

  • Not to speak of his falling off in accurate observation, he inserted more and more padding in his fiction; the aridly didactic encroached upon the artist's creation; and, to make the arid portions go down with his readers, he spiced them with exciting episodes and all the stage tricks common in the serial story.


  • We had people falling off refueling booms and sinking into the murk, separated from their flights, and we had entire flights slung oflf their tankers.

    Thud Ridge

  • Occupied with her own affairs, which were complicated by her husband's illness, and perhaps also resenting the falling off in the number of her distant worshipper's epistles, caused by an indisposition in the spring and a visit to Brittany to recuperate, she wrote only once or twice during 1841; and, as chance would have it, these letters were lost, so that, for nearly twelve months, he had no news from her.


  • Old and infirm before his time, and perilously close to falling off the grid, Stuey was encouraged by Dr. Phil Earle to get back into playing poker.

    One of a Kind


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