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fall off

1. To fall from a particular surface or position. 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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Drivers who drench cyclists and other road users by driving through puddles or cause them to fall off their bikes face a maximum fine of pounds 2,500 and up to nine points on their licence for driving without due care and attention - if their victims go to the police.
Despite this, he adds that there is a need to ensure that material that is hauled to scrap yards does not fall off a flat bed truck.
"If one piece of tile falls off in a vulnerable spot during reentry, heat melts the underlying aluminum skin like a blowtorch and then adjacent pieces of tile fall off as heat penetrates from inside the structure."
Speaking from his bed at Walsall's Manor Hospital, 47-year-old Mr Pitt described his fall off a 6ft-high wall while trying to put up the posters in the Blakenall area on Sunday morning.
When players fall off, give them a non-punishing consequence (e.g., challenge campers to cross to more than one board, share an embarrassing moment, tell the group how they got their names).
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Every time you fall off it makes it harder as you become tired."
"I've fallen off just about everything it's possible to fall off."
Mr Devlin said: "When the steering started vibrating I thought that one of the bolts on the wheels hadn't been tightened properly, not that wheels were going to fall off.