Definitions starting with F

ID #3612

fall away

[Gul. idem (Writers' Program 1940:94), Bajan to lose weight (Collymore); cf. Krio fol to appear old and wrinkled KED; cf. OED fall away to lose flesh or substance, to shrink obs.→ I770; US dial. South fall off idem WSC] v. phr. to de­teriorate from ill health or advanced age; to lose strength: After her husband dead, she start to fall away (Nassau). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-27 14:35
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of marcus bowe:
I heard this word by my Aunt's house. My aunt used this word.Consequently my aunt said one day her and my grandmother was in the mall and my grandmother saw one of her schoolmates. My grandmother’s school mate said, “Or you still look so you and fit,’ my grandmother’s response was, “ Yeah child I is live life easy but it look like you fall away because we the same age but you look far much older than me and you use to look so pretty.”
My aunt's definition of fall away is to neglect yourself physically.
Added at: 2013-09-19 17:39