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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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27 ( ANI ): A 24-year-old woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Kukatpally area of Hyderabad on Friday after falling off from a multi-storied building.
But to the left of it you're falling off and to the right of it you're falling off.
What we see both in our computer model and in fiber-optic temperature measurements made with highly controlled positioning fixtures, is minimal heating of the electrode body, modest heating of the very first layer of tissue, much higher heating slightly further out and then the temperature increase falling off rapidly.
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The operation by the Antelope Valley Traffic Task Force was done in part because of many complaints from residents about commercial trucks violating traffic laws and rocks falling off gravel trucks and cracking windshields.
A BABY girl died after falling off a sofa while her mother was out of the room, a coroner's court heard.
Falling off a bike on the road constitutes an accident and drivers who ignore riders they cause to fall off and be injured face a maximum fine of pounds 5,000 and between five and 10 points on their licence.
LEANDA Cave claimed the silver medal for Wales in the women's triathlon yesterday morning but England's Jodie Swallow was left empty-handed after a falling off her bike during the cycling stage.
A RYTON policeman has paid a touching tribute to his teenage daughter who died of a brain haemorrhage after falling off her bike.
A man left paralysed after falling off a bar stool lost his pounds 1million damages claim yesterday.
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A GIRL of seven died after falling off a rope swing and spearing herself on a tree at an illegal travellers' camp in South Brent, Devon.