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recede from (someone or something)

1. To shrink back, pull away, or retreat from someone or something. The mob receded from the man when they realized he was armed. I think I need a dentist to look at why my gums are receding from my teeth.
2. To disappear or fade away from memory or awareness. The atrocities the country committed only 20 years prior have already begun receding from people's consciousness. The pain of that day has never truly receded from my mind.
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recede from something

to pull back from something. The river receded from its banks during the dry season. I think that my hair is receding from my forehead.
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The Meteorological Department said the weather Wednesday would be cloudy with a significant drop in temperatures as hot winds are expected to recede.
And there is danger as well as invitation in the lack of any overarching new approach, as the cultural turn recedes.
The second edge represented with a light line appears to recede.
I don't know when all that hostility is going to recede," says one 30-year veteran of gay rights causes in Manhattan, "but it sure as hell hasn't receded yet.
Then I remove the toy from the water, and the shreds recede and adhere to each other (figure 2).
instead of moving Americans back into the forest, sprawl has made the forest recede.
According to Pipes's interpretation, such ideas were to be a significant factor in shaping the next century and a half, after which they began to recede.
People noticed that the whistle was high in pitch as the locomotive approached, and that the pitch dropped suddenly as the locomotive passed and began to recede.
After they arrived the rain began to let up and the water in the basement began to slowly recede.
Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) has said that it sees more prospects in Europe as risks recede in the region.
San Ildefonso, Bulacan -- Water levels continue to recede in dams in this province, stoking fears among farmers that more crops will be lost to the El NiAaAaAeA~o-driven drought and result in a poor harves
Students and teachers of another 30 schools were still waiting for the flood water to recede to resume educational activities.
They also advised that there is currently sufficient capacity of loss adjusters and specialised drying equipment to begin the repair and restoration process as soon as possible after the flood waters recede (typically starting with a loss adjustor arriving within 3 to 7 days of the time at which the water has receded and access is feasible), and that they would keep this under review.
MANILA -- The water level at La Mesa Dam continued to recede on Wednesday morning after it neared spilling level last night due to heavy rains in Quezon City.