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To diminish or fade slowly. As the last notes of the national anthem died away, the players began skating around the ice.
To diminish or fade slowly. As soon as the talking died down, the principal began the assembly.
*away (from someone or something)
avoiding someone or something; maintaining a physical distance from someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; keep ~; stay~.) Please keep away from me if you have a cold. Stay away from the construction site, Timmy.
Fig. to fade away. The sound of the waterfall finally died away. When the applause died away, the tenor sang an encore.
to fade to almost nothing; to decrease gradually. The fire died down and went out. As the applause died down, a child came on stage with an armload of roses for the singer.
Also, die down. Gradually diminish, fade, or subside; slowly come to an end. For example, As they moved higher up, their voices died away, or The rain seems to be dying down. The first term, from the late 1600s, today is most often applied to a diminishing sound and was originally used to describe the wind slowing down or ceasing to blow. The variant dates from the first half of the 1800s.
To lose strength gradually; subside: The airplanes won't take off until the winds die down.
mod. in prison. (see also Are we away?.) My cousin is away for a year.