fade back

fade back (into something)

to move back into a particular area. He faded back to throw a pass. Quickly and unnoticed, he faded back.
See also: back, fade

fade back

v.
1. In American football, to move away from the line of scrimmage, opposite to the direction of the overall offensive play, in order to gain time to make a forward pass: The quarterback faded back and looked downfield for an open receiver.
2. To move something backwards into some space: After she took the medicine, the rash faded back to just her finger.
See also: back, fade
References in classic literature ?
It was sorrowful to behold how the fine gentleman began to fade back into a scarecrow while Mother Rigby shook the ashes out of the pipe and proceeded to replenish it from her tobacco-box.
When the real moon has disappeared and the sun is out, your blue moon will gently fade back to its original self.
It is a chance for modern Guatemala to meet its earlier self but it is also over much too quickly because the mountain people begin to fade back into the highlands with the setting sun, allowing the outer world only a brief contact in order to maintain their mystique.
Like most Cepheids it brightens faster than it fades; it takes about 1 1/3 days to swell from minimum to maximum, then 4 days to fade back down again.
One area I need to work on is my driving of the ball, I need to get a little bit of my fade back.
The nuts from the croton trees used to fade back into the earth in northern Kenya, while their branches were the favoured firewood for small farming communities.
Instead there'll a blip of superficial support that may, in time, fade back to its normal level.
They darken to an attractive'category 3'sun lens faster than ever before, up to 45% darker after 90 seconds and they also quickly fade back to full clarity as soon as the ambient light intensity diminishes, up to 23% lighter after one minute.
I feel confident and I am starting to get the fade back that I always used to hit.
He'll never again wear a leader jersey and LIVESTRONG might fade back into the pack of support charities.
Level 2 has peroxide in it, which means it's a longer-lasting semi permanent but it alters the natural hair colour and doesn't fade back.
IT WAS there in the way Richard Hills briefly threatened to write a fairytale ending to his riding career only for Zanzamar to fade back into third.
From here it reaches the 'transition state' where it's likely to do one of three things--continue fading gradually to post nova state, show oscillations until a decline of a further three magnitudes has occurred, when it continues on its final decline to a post nova state, or dip by several magnitudes before rising again only to then fade back down to quiescence.
Hopefully Terry Jones will now fade back into obscurity.