fall off

I
decrease; separate, withdraw (see separation).
II
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. decline, lessen, wane; see decrease 1 .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To decline, as in value or quantity, very gradually: drop off, sag, slip. See INCREASE. 2. To become or cause to become less active or intense: abate, bate, die (away, down, off, or out), ease (off or up), ebb, fall, lapse, let up, moderate, remit, slacken, slack off, subside, wane. See INCREASE. II verb See fall.

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