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fall off

1. To plummet downward off of something. Please be careful not to fall off the roof! I finally found my phone—it must have fallen off the bed.
2. To decline or lessen. Because this project is taking so long to complete, people's excitement about it has really fallen off.
3. To turn a ship in the direction of the wind. Captain, we need to fall off a little, so as to not hit that embankment.
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fall off (of something)

to drop off something. (of is usually retained before pronouns.) A button fell off my shirt. I fell off the log. The twigs fell off of him as he stood up.
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fall off

to decline or diminish. Business falls off during the summer months. My interest in school fell off when I became twenty.
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fall off

v.
1. To drop or descend from the top of something: I fell off the ladder and bruised my knee.
2. To become less; decrease: Stock prices fell off markedly, resulting in a loss for thousands of accounts. The number of staff meetings fell off after a few months as our initial enthusiasm waned. I started a new diet and the pounds fell off.
3. To lose weight. Used of livestock: Toward the end of the dry season, the cattle fall off rapidly.
4. Nautical To change course to leeward: We have a lot of pressure on the sail; let's fall off a little.
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Securing the help of a pedestrian or other road user who saw the incident is crucial in establishing whether drivers deliberately, carelessly or unavoidably soaked cyclist or caused them to fall off.
Purchasing credits from Fall Off will allow those who are developing projects to shift the liability of their environmental impact to the mitigation bank, streamline their permitting process, and focus on their core business," explains MSUSA Vice President Troy Madrigal.
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But if there is a recount, a chad may fall off and the corresponding vote will be tallied properly the second time, while another chad may not fall off.
We don't know what caused the wing to fall off but we believe it may have been the cause of the accident.
They will sign autographs until their hands fall off.
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President Bush managed to fall off one with a charged battery.
This clock'll be around another 500 years as long as somebody doesn't turn the hands backward - that gets everything all out of whack - or it doesn't fall off the wall.