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drop away

 
1. . Lit. to fall off; to fall away. The leaves were still dropping away from the trees in November. The dead branches dropped away from the tree.
2. Fig. [for a group of people] to decline in number over time through disinterest or attrition. His friends gradually dropped away as the years passed. As the other contenders dropped away, Mary's chances for election improved.
See also: away, drop
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PolarPlex[TM] Drop Away Panels solve a common problem faced by today's data center managers: how to implement hot and cold aisle containment without disrupting existing fire-suppression systems or sacrificing visibility.
Turning for home, and the grey appears to drop away and we take it up, victory in sight.
Henrik has scored goals spasmodically before and must make sure he does not drop away like he has done in the past.
You might think that Sonnabend's reserve would drop away when it came to talking about the art she owns; instead she "stridently refuses," in Stainback's words, to talk about the collection.
But it was a hugely disappointing day for Australia's world number one Karrie Webb, who had seemingly moved into second place on six under after a 70, but was penalised two shots for an incorrect drop away from a sprinkler head.
You'll also find full-containment rests that cradle the arrow and don't drop away, making them easy to tune and reliable due to a lack of moving parts.
It offers the main features archery hunters desire; windage and elevation adjustments, and drop away technology.
The Spaniard was leading by two with a round to go when he was told he had taken a wrong drop away from a sponsor's sign.
From Hope's "All Gone, All Gone": "If you think I should go, I really will go/Now the preparation's made to lay all old things by/And when I say that I'll go, I mean let one name drop away.
The Drop Away comes in either a black or camo finish on the barrel assembly and is compatible with most standard bow handles.
Last year the horses would just drop away in the last couple of furlongs," said Dods.
THE years drop away from Sir Elton John as he is turned into a cartoon for the video of his new single, Somewhere Out Of The Blue.
The speedy launchers drop away instantly to ensure total vane clearance and never require cocking or locking.
Cobra's Diamondback Drop Away series offer tubing-an inertia-activated design.
Even if he is beaten, Silver Charm should make a race of it, whereas Ballyclough Hero could drop away if unable to dominate.