fall away toward (something)

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fall away toward (something)

To move in a downward direction toward something. The hill fell away toward the narrow road below.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fall away toward something

to slant downward toward something. The yard fell away toward the shore of the lake. The broad expanse of prairie land fell away toward the river bottomland, and beyond that, the river itself.
See also: away, fall, toward
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But if falls away towards Mapleton, and you can see from here that there is a long hollow over yonder, which must have been very wet on Monday night.
The sandy trail he is straddling, I know, falls away toward the river.
The floor falls away towards the altar area as the roof gets higher, giving a sensation of unexpected spaciousness.
The low roofline which falls away towards the rear of the car plus pronounced wheel arches all help to give the vehicle a sporty, muscular and athletic stance.
"For me, the bottom end of the league falls away towards the end of the season.
The green, protected by front bunkers to the left and right, falls away towards the back, but this is a short par-four that is there for the taking.
But in a visit to a local hospital, Mr Blair said: "When you do these things you get some opposition at the beginning but usually that opposition falls away towards the end."